A Waseca police officer, who was shot in the line of duty earlier this year, is continuing to make progress in his rehabilitation.

Officer Arik Matson has been receiving treatment at an out-of-state facility. According to an update posted on his CaringBridge page, Matson is starting to walk longer distances while using less assistance. He still has double vision in his left eye, but with the use of patches to strengthen the eye muscles, it’s slowly improving.

Activities he participates in include CrossFit, weight training, making gifts for his daughters during arts and crafts and fishing. This past week, he also received a package of team gear from the Minnesota Vikings.

Matson was shot in the head on Jan. 6 while responding to a report of a suspicious person in a backyard. The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Tyler Janovsky. Janovsky was charged with first-degree attempted murder in connection with the shooting.

 

Source: Fox 9