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More Than 1,000 Run In Race For Slain Brentwood Officer

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More than 1,000 runners and walkers turned out for a race to honor a slain New Hampshire police officer.

Brentwood Police Officer Stephen Arkell — a 17-year veteran of the force — was fatally shot when he responded to a domestic dispute last May.

Proceeds from Saturday's race will benefit a scholarship fund in his name.

WMUR reports that Arkelll's brother, Dave, said he was stunned by the turnout and believes Stephen would have been as well. Many of the nearly 1,500 participants were police officers and firefighters.

Organizers say they want to make the 5K run an annual event.

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