In January, Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson was severely injured when he was shot in the head after responding to a suspicious person report. Since then, the officer has been upgraded to stable but critical condition, the suspect has been charged, and southeast Minnesota has rallied behind the wounded officer.

A GoFundMe page was set up to provide financial support to his family as he recovers and now an area restaurant is holding a fundraiser. On Saturday, February 8, Applebee’s in Albert Lea will host a “Flapjack Fundraiser” from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM to raise funds for Maton's family. Tickets to the fundraiser are only $10 and include pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee, and juice. All of the proceeds will be donated to Officer Arik Matson and his family.

Anyone interested in attending can contact the restaurant at (507) 373-0380 to purchase tickets.

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