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Waseca officer Arik Matson given surprise gift

Ellen Galles
Updated: October 11, 2021 06:46 PM
Created: October 11, 2021 02:39 PM

Monday morning in Waseca, an officer who has given so much was surprised with a gift.

Officer Arik Matson was given a customized golf cart that resembles his old Waseca Police squad car.

"I kept thinking, what can we do to make his life easier? And I'd heard he really missed driving, so I thought this was the best thing possible," said Shelly Bartlett, who helped organize the surprise donation.

Matson was critically injured after being shot in the line of duty in January of 2020. He's undergone reconstructive surgery, speech therapy and physical therapy since then. He was finally able to return home last October.


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