Matson recognized at the fair
Published 9:34 am Thursday, August 5, 2021
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Megan Matson holds the microphone while her husband, Arik, speaks to the crowd at the start of the Grandstand entertainment for the night on Wednesday. The fair recognized Matson for his service after being injured in the line of duty in January 2020. Mitch Pederson/for the Tribune
Arik and Megan Matson and their daughters wave to the crowd at the start of the Grandstand entertainment Wednesday at the Freeborn County Fair. Mitch Pederson/for the Tribune
Three planes flew overhead to honor Waseca Officer Arik Matson, who was injured in the line of duty in January 2020. Mitch Pederson/for the Tribune
Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag carries the flag down the steps of the Grandstand Wednesday before the concert. Mitch Pederson/for the Tribune
Waseca Officer Arik Matson and his family, of Freeborn, were recognized at the start of the Freeborn County Fair Grandstand entertainment Wednesday night.
Matson was seriously injured in January 2020 while responding to a report of a suspicious person.