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NH News
12:02 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

With Final Call, Community Pays Tribute To Fallen Brentwood Officer

Michael Brindley for NHPR

Thousands of police officers, first responders, friends and family packed the athletic stadium at Exeter High School Wednesday to pay tribute to fallen Brentwood officer Steve Arkell.

It was a week and a half ago when Arkell was killed in the line of duty responding to a domestic disturbance call.

At the memorial service, speakers paid tribute to a man they said put love of family and service to his community above all else.

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NH News
4:30 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Thousands Of Police Turn Out For Arkell's Wake

A sea of police march into Exeter High School.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

Nearly 2,000 police officers from around the state and their region paid their respects to fallen Brentwood Officer Steve Arkell and his family Tuesday night.

Listen to the radio version here.

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NH News
2:59 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Fallen Brentwood Officer Remembered For Kindness, Passion For Helping Others

A sign at Heav'nly Donuts in Brentwood pays tribute to Officer Steve Arkell.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Steve Arkell worked Mondays as a part-time officer for the Brentwood Police Department.

And it was Monday of last week when, responding to a routine domestic disturbance call, he was shot and killed in the line of duty.

But Arkell was much more than an officer to the small town of about 4,000 people.

Those who knew him recall a man with a genuine passion for family and community.  

If you’re looking for someone to talk to you about Arkell, there are few people more qualified than Exeter High School Athletic Director Bill Ball.

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NH News
7:47 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Investigators: Brentwood Man Set House On Fire, Other Answers May Never Come

Sgt. Joseph Ebert with the state police provides an update on the investigation into Officer Steve Arkell's murder.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

A week after Brentwood Officer Steve Arkell was shot and killed, investigators say suspected gunman Michael Nolan intentionally set the fire that led an explosion, destroying the house.

Nolan was killed and officials fear they’ll never know why he opened fire.

Officer Arkell was killed responding to a domestic dispute between Nolan and his father, 86-year-old Walter Nolan.

Officials were able to get Walter Nolan away from the house before the explosion, but Sgt. Joseph Ebert with the state police says he’s been unable to provide any insight about what took place.

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NH News
4:30 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Memorial Services Next Week For Fallen Brentwood Police Officer

Memorial services have been scheduled for Stephen Arkell, the Brentwood police officer killed responding to a domestic dispute Monday.

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