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Officer Arkell remembered for bravery, love of family

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EXETER, N.H. (WHDH) - Thousands of first responders from across the country joined Exeter community members to honor the life and service of fallen officer Steve Arkell Wednesday.

The ceremony was held on the football field at Exeter High School where Arkell was a lacrosse coach and his daughters attended school.

"I love you Steve. Until we meet again, rest in peace brother,” Brentwood Police Lt. David Roy said.

Officer Arkell was shot and killed last week while responding to a domestic violence call.

After a two-mile procession under brilliant sunshine - officers from throughout New England came to fill the stadium and say goodbye.

“Thank you for being here to celebrate the life of a true Granite State hero,” New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan said.

Arkell, a home builder who worked part time for the police department, was remembered for the bravery and commitment to duty in his final act.

“While he could have waited for help he went in to the home alone he completed what he set out to do,” N.H. State Police Col. Robert Quinn said.

The flag on Arkell’s casket was carefully folded and handed to his wife Heather.
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