September 10 Hometown Hero

The Hometown Heroes for September 10 were chosen after being highlighted by the anchorage police department.

Officer Gary Winborg and Officer Matt Fraize are SROs assigned to West High School, Central Middle, Romig Middle, Aquarian Charter, AVAIL, Chugach Optional, Denali, Fairview, Government Hill, Inlet View, Lake Hood, North Star, PAIDEIA Charter, Stellar, Step Up, and Turnagain.

Officer Gary Winborg is from Logan Utah and has been with APD for 23 years. He has been an SRO for 14 years. Winborg is vegan and loves any of his vegetables he grows in his back yard. Gary’s hobbies include Yoga, Tai Chi and taking his 3 cats for daily walks. Gary has several pet snakes and dreams of opening a reptile rescue when he retires.

Officer Matt Fraize has been with APD for 20 years and has been with the SRO Unit for a year and a half. He is originally from Healdsburg, California. Fraize played college football for the Washington Huskies at the University of Washington for five years.