Family of Fallen Wayzata Police Officer Receives Super Bowl Tickets

February 01, 2018 07:52 PM

It's been four months since Wayzata police officer Bill Mathews was struck and killed while clearing debris from Highway 12.

And for his wife Shawn and son Wyatt, it's been a time of enduring.


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But they got a little good news this week when they received tickets to Sunday's Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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"I got a phone call from LEMA (the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association) the other day," Shawn said. "They just said 'Would you and Wyatt want to go.'"

Wyatt is definitely excited about being there.

"I can't really think right now because I'm so surprised," he said.

Shawn said she and her son are holding up OK - having both good and bad days.

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"We're doing good," she said. "Wyatt and I are surviving."

Mathews was struck and killed on Sept. 8. The driver of the car that hit him, Beth Freeman, has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and one count of driving after cancellation of her driver's license.


Todd Wilson

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