Police Profile Series: Ritzville's Matt Carlson
Officer grew up in Ritzville and Odessa areas
Last updated 2/12/2020 at 4:12pm
RITZVILLE - Matt Carlson grew up here.
But if you told him he'd be back working as a police officer, even he may be surprised, not about being a police officer though.
He knew he was going to be in law enforcement since he was a teenager, but he never imagined it would be in his hometown.
In fact, Carlson knows the moment he made the decision.
"I was 16 and I went on a ride along with the Washington State Patrol here in Ritzville," Carlson said. "It made me want to be a police officer."
Carlson said he was excited to get an up-close look at what officers do.
"It was a pretty good night,"...