Arik Matson Bio
Arik Matson is in critical but stable condition at North Memorial hospital. A pastor for the family, Kaleb Hurley of Hope Church in Albert Lea, released a video in which he said Matson is showing signs of improvement after a “very successful,” surgery.
Matson has worked with roughly 1,000 students over the years, leaving a strong impression on many.
Arik Matson Age
He is 32 years old.
Arik Matson Family, Wife,Children
Matson is the husband of Megan and father to their two daughters, Audrina and Maklynn.
Arik Matson Injured in Shooting
In the incident on Monday, four officers responded to a call of a suspicious person with a flashlight in the backyard of a home in the 900 block of 4th Ave. SE. before 8 p.m. The suspect, Tyler Robert Jonovsky, 37, had an active warrant for drug-related charges, but officers did not know they were encountering him.
Minnesota police officer injured when a suspect shot him in the head. Officer Matson is a married father who is the son of a retired police officer. He has been described as a dedicated police officer who serves in the DARE program, among other duties. There is a GoFundMe page to help the officer and his family.
Officers found Jonovsky in a neighboring property on the next block, and shots were exchanged, with both Jonovsky and Matson hit. Jonovsky was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A prayer service is being held at Hope Church Thursday night, and the pastor encouraged people to attend, and to give to the family’s GoFundMe page.
Arik Matson Condition
According to Hurley, who said he was speaking on behalf of the family, doctors are waiting for swelling to decrease before they could make further determinations:
Arik Matson GOFundMe
A go fund me Compain was started for the wounded cop and $119,163 raised of $250,000 goal,
Last night Officer Arik Matson was shot in the line of duty. He is currently at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale receiving urgent medical attention.
Megan, Audrina, and Maklynn and the entire Matson Family need support during this hard time. We have set up this fund to help the family with medical expenses and everyday needs (Gas money, bills, groceries) while Arik is in the hospital.
Any support and prayers are greatly appreciated.