Waseca Officer Arik Matson continuing to recover after being shot

Updated: January 19, 2020 07:37 AM

A Waseca police officer who was shot in the head while on duty is continuing to recover.

Officer Arik Matson was able to sit up on the edge of a bed on Thursday, according to a post made on his CaringBridge page this week. He also had his breathing tube removed and appears to be more comfortable, she said.


The post said Officer Matson also got a care package from the Minnesota Vikings — a helmet signed by one of his favorite players, wide receiver Adam Thielen.

"Overall, it's been a good day and we're happy to see him a lot more comfortable!" Nicole Matson's post read.

Matson was shot on Jan. 6 while responding to a report of a suspicious person.

Robert Janovsky, the man accused of shooting him, has been charged with first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer.

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