Members of law enforcement from across the state gathered in Concord Monday to observe the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Ceremony. The name of Officer Steve Arkell, who was killed a week ago, was on everyone’s minds, but he will be formally added to the memorial next year.
Governor Maggie Hassan said Officer Arkell’s recent death is a reminder that the job can ask the most of officers in even the sleepiest of towns.
“No matter how safe the shift seems, how slow the night has been, how small the town, each and every one of our law enforcement officers takes the same exact risk each and every time she or he answers a call.”
The eight remaining officers of the Brentwood Police Department sat in the front row of the audience.
The two-hour ceremony was also attended by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.
Two names of 19th century police officers discovered by researchers will be added to the memorial.