MAY 013,2014- BRENTWOOD, NH- NH Assistant AG Jane Young holds a hand out photo of 4 Brentwood NH Police Officer Steve Arkell whowas shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute, after an afternoon press conference. (globe staff photo :Joanne Rathe section: metro reporter : EVAN ALLEN topic: 14brentwood)
Brentwood NH Police Officer Steve Arkell was shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute.
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Residents of Brentwood, NH, have gathered for a third day to mourn the local police officer who was killed while responding to a domestic dispute at a home last week.

Officer Stephen Arkell, 48, was shot and killed by Michael Nolan, who lived in the home, when he entered the home. Nolan then set several fires and was killed when the fires led to an explosion. His father, Walter Nolan, was also in the home but escaped unharmed.

A public visitation for Arkell is scheduled today at the Stockbridge Funeral Home in Exeter from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.

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A public service was held Wednesday at Exeter High School in New Hampshire. Thousands of police officers also attended a private ceremony on Tuesday night, WBZ-TV reported.

Arkell became an officer with the Brentwood Police Department in 1999 and was also the animal control officer in the town, according to his obituary written on funeral home’s website.