Wounded Minnesota officer to continue recovery out of state

Created: March 31, 2020 04:50 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wounded southern Minnesota police officer will soon continue his recovery out of state.

The sister-in-law of Officer Arik Matson posted an update on his CaringBridge page on Monday. She says Matson has faced a few bumps in his road to recovery, but he’s “pushing through!”


She says he’s been dealing with depression along with traumatic brain jury. Matson will fly out of state this week to continue his therapy.

His sister-in-law, Nicole, says the facility Matson is currently staying in does not have the ability to provide the care he needs and that he’s “stoked” about the move.

Matson was shot in the head in an exchange of gunfire in Waseca in January. The suspect, Tyler Janovsky, is charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer.

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