Department News

New Hampshire Police officer line of duty death

The Tyngsborough Police Department sends our sincere condolences to the Brentwood, NH Police Department and to the family of  Officer Steve Arkell who was murdered in the line of duty on Monday.  Officer Arkell responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence, upon entry of the home he was immediately shot multiple times, a second officer entered the home and immediately came under fire and he was able to safely retreat.  An explosion then occurred in the home, burning it to the ground.    Officer Arkell was 47 years old, he was a police officer for 15 years and is survived by his wife and two daughters, he died a hero while  protecting his community.