Tarleton Police Officer Blessed Matai is April’s Hometown Hero.
Blessed has been a police officer for 10 years, three of which have been spent at Tarleton.
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Blessed, originally from Mozambique, earned his bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University. He and his wife Sarah have three kids.
Blessed says he was “humbled and honored” to learn of the award.
“Everything I do for the community is straight from the heart so being recognized is a huge honor,” he said.
When he’s not working, Blessed likes to watch his kids play sports, camp, listen to audio books and run.