Lower 48 Officer Wounded In The Line Of Duty Takes Dream Alaska Waterfowl Hunt

Cool story from KARE TV in Minnesota’s Twin Cities about an officer who was wounded in the line of duty and forcing an early retirement getting the Last Frontier hunt of a lifetime thanks to a local charity’s efforts.

Besides the video above, here’s a little more from the report:

Matson was shot in the head while responding to call in January of 2020, leaving him with a traumatic brain injury. 

“Every day I just got to wake up and try to be grateful for my life and then go workout and try to get back to some of my abilities that seem second nature to everybody,” said Matson. 

Setbacks, which have ultimately set him up for an opportunity of a lifetime, as he arrived at MSP Friday, ahead of his flight to Alaska. He’s off to hunt King Eiders on the Bering Sea. 

“I’ve only dreamed about it,” said Matson.