Brentwood Officer Arkell's death adds fresh pain to somber law enforcement memorial ceremony
Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin speaks at the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony in Concord on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Greenland Police Chief Tara Laurent comforts Brentwood Chief Wayne Robinson at Monday’s ceremony. Laurent was sworn in after former Greenland Chief Michael Maloney was shot and killed in a drug raid on April 12, 2012.
Brentwood Lt. David Roy places a rose for Officer Stephen Arkell in the memorial wreath as fellow Brentwood officers look on at the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony in Concord on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Family members and/or fellow officers then placed a red carnation onto the memorial wreath.
Brentwood police Lt. David Roy, a lifelong friend of Arkell’s who represented the slain officer’s wife and two teenage daughters, placed the red carnation on the wreath.
Robinson said the entire police force is working to hold up for “Steve and the family. We’re doing the best we can.”
She said he was the only officer on duty that afternoon when he went to the 46 Mill Pond Road duplex and, as he went through the door, immediately was shot to death by Michael Nolan, 47. Nolan died in the ensuing fire and explosion.
The ceremony, which featured performances by the New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drums, the Salem Woodbury Middle School choir and the Londonderry High School Marching Lancers, also honored two police officers, both killed in the late 1800s, whose names were added to the memorial.
Manchester police Sgt. Henry McAllister was shot on May 21, 1895, by former Manchester police officer Fred Stockwell.
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