‘It’s A Miracle’: Minnesota Police Officer Showing Signs Of Life After Being Shot In The Head

The pastor of Hope Church in Minnesota has asked for prayer for a police officer who was shot in the head after he recently started to show signs of life.


Waseca officer, Arik Matson, 32, is critical in hospital, but is responding to questions by squeezing a finger or giving a thumbs-up sign.

Pastor Kaleb Hurley said in a video update, “Make no mistake, … Arik still has a really long road ahead of him,” Hurley stated. “It’s a miracle he’s alive.”

He continued telling his church followers to pray to God to preserve his life, and “that Arik will be able to have a life that will be full and filled with relationships with his wife and children and his community.”


The officer who is married and a dad-of-two young girls was shot on Jan. 6 as he and three officers were on duty to investigate a suspicious person who was roaming backyards in the city 70 miles south of Minneapolis.

The culprit, Tyler Janovsky, from Minnesota, has been charged with three counts of attempted murder of a police officer and possession of a firearm by an ineligible person.

Hurley has made a GoFundMe page to help Matson’s wife and two children with medical expenses and basic necessities, and the page has raised $170,000 as of now, with a goal of $250,000.


Matson has served as a police officer since 2013 and has also been a SWAT team member, city councilman and volunteer firefighter. Our hearts and prayers go out to this young police officer and we cry out to God to heal him completely and restore him fully well so that he can continue serving God and take care of is young family.

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Brenda Eccles Jardine

Will be praying for Arik and his family. God is the Great Physican and healer. Stay Strong and be of good courage Joshua 1 9

Tom Strock

Praying for this officer and his family…..


I pray our God of miracles grants him the miracle of perfect health speech movement and all. In Jesus Christ name I petition this oh Lord Amen

Teresa Barham

Praying for healing for this young police officer. May the Lord hear the prayers of His people and may he be restored to his family.

Tuyet Phan

Praying for Aric and family ! May God Bless Him speedy recovery soon ! Amen

Vernon Hill

GOD bless this man and make him well as you’re the Great Physician.
Thank you for what you do for us.

Ciara Earney

Praying for this officer may God be with him while he recovers


God, I ask that through your saving grace that you will heal Arik … physically, mentally and spiritually so he can be the father of his family. Servant of his community and to share your miraculous work through this incident. In Jesus name. Amen

Becky Gould

God is our Miracle Worker.. he shall lead! We shall pray his hand brings forth continuous healing for you and that his powers bring the beginning of a second chance at a beautiful life for you and your lovely family.

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