Another milestone in the progress of Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson.

The latest CaringBridge post from his family says he was able to take a deep breathe and say, “Happy Anniversary, Megan, I love you.”

Another post says he is working on his speech and making his words clear, but it does wear him out.

The 32-year-old recently left the ICU.

Matson was shot Jan. 6 while he was responding to a report of a suspicious person in a backyard. 37-year-old Tyler Janovsky is charged with multiple counts, including three counts of first-degree attempted murder.

Janovsky appeared in court yesterday where the bond was set at $3 million dollars. The charges include attempted murder. A search warrant affidavit says Janovsky, who also has a criminal past, “had discussed his desire and intent to commit ‘suicide by cop.’”