Candlelight vigil for Brentwood Officer Steve Arkell

BRENTWOOD, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- Hundreds gathered outside the Brentwood Recreation Center Tuesday night to remember Officer Steve Arkell, who was shot and killed responding to a domestic dispute Monday afternoon.

Arkell was remembered as a dedicated father, husband, police officer, and lacrosse coach.

He was an assistant coach at Exter High School, where his teenage daughters played.

"He was awesome," said head coach Courtney Preneta. "He loved the girls. He had fun and he was all about team."

Members of the Exeter Lacrosse team spoke at the candlelight vigil about the loss of their coach.

"I think the best thing we can do is honor his legacy and play the way he'd want us to," said Preneta.

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan also spoke at the gathering.

"We have to take care of each other, love each other, and we will get through this together," said Governor Hassan.

This is the week to honor fallen law enforcement officers nationwide.


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