Arik Matson To Be Featured In Upcoming Documentary
Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson is the subject of a documentary that is now in production.
Matson, who was critically wounded in a shooting nearly a year ago, included the news on his personal Facebook page and indicated it is set to be released in 2022.
The Minnesota production company, Rogue Productions, made the announcement yesterday.
Also being tagged in the post was the group Hometown Hero Outdoors, whose "mission is to provide law enforcement officers, military service members, and veterans with outdoor opportunities." according to their Facebook page.
The documentary featuring Arik Matson showcases his "family's journey through recovery from a life-changing event," and offering up a King Eider hunt in the Aleutian Islands, according to a November 13th post from Hometown Hero Outdoors.
King Eider is a "sea duck that breeds along Northern Hemisphere Arctic coasts of northeast Europe, North America and Asia. The birds spend most of the year in coastal marine ecosystems at high latitudes and migrate to the Arctic tundra to breed in June and July." according to allaboutbirds.com
If you'd like to donate to the film, you can find a link here.
Matson was shot in the head while in the line of duty in January of 2020 while responding to a call for service. The man who shot Matson, Tyler Janovsky was sentenced to 35 years (420 months) in jail for shooting Matson, according to KSTP.com.
In a December 6th posting to his CaringBridge page, Arik's wife Megan wrote that, "One day we will tell our story of how we overcame the battles we have gone through. Till then- everything happens for a reason in every season of our lives to remind us to be faithful to the Lord and give Grace in our everyday life."
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