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.
Law enforcement officers in uniforms of blue, black, green and brown formed a long line outside Exeter High School. There were officers from nearly every town in the state and many from neighboring states.
They marched into the high school and saluted Steve Arkell’s closed casket.
Governor Maggie Hassan arrived to pay her respects and thanked members of the New Hampshire State Police and Massachusetts State Police for attending.
Later this morning, Arkell’s funeral procession will go from the New England Dragway in Epping to the Exeter High stadium where a memorial will be held.