CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate gave preliminary approval Thursday to designating part of a state road in honor of a police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

The Senate supported naming part of state route 125 in Brentwood as Officer Stephen Arkell Memorial Highway.

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Arkell was a long-serving police officer in Brentwood who was killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call in 2014.

Brentwood police Officer Stephen Arkell. (Photo courtesy: Seacoast Online)

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“As a Brentwood resident, I am honored to have this opportunity to remember Officer Arkell and grant him the public recognition a local hero deserves,” bill sponsor Sen. Jon Morgan, a Democrat, said.

“It is my hope that this dedication will inspire us all to follow Officer Arkell’s example. I thank his family for joining us today and my colleagues in the Senate for their support.”

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