2nd annual Officer Stephen Arkell Community 5k is planned for Saturday May 7th, 2016

stephen-arkellAbout the race:

On May 12, 2014 Officer Stephen Arkell of the Brentwood Police Department made the ultimate sacrifice after responding to a domestic disturbance call on Mill Pond Road.   He was shot and killed while doing what he did best, helping people within his community. 

Last year the 1st Annual Officer Stephen Arkell Community 5k was established in Brentwood NH to honor and remember the selfless sacrifice of Officer Arkell.  Celebrated by over 2,000 participants and almost 40 local sponsors, the day was a huge success.   

Following the race, in cooperation with the Portsmouth Rotary Club, 100% of the proceeds were used to establish the Stephen Arkell Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund will benefit students of Exeter High School, where Officer Stephen Arkell attended. These students must demonstrate the same sense of community, volunteerism and love of athletics that Stephen possessed.  

We are proud to announce this spring our first recipients will be selected.  Please visit our Scholarship page for a downloadable application. Let this be a day for the community to come together, help one another, and remember a beloved friend.  Thank you all for your continued support!

RotaryMBS_PMS-CThe Charitable Division of the Rotary Club of Portsmouth is an IRS approved 501(c)3 organization, and your donations to the fund are tax-deductible to 
the extent allowed by federal law. (

Contributions can be made through our website or sent directly to the Treasurer, Officer Steven Arkell Memorial Fund, Rotary Club of Portsmouth,
PO Box 905, Portsmouth NH 03802-0905.

All event labor has been donated by community members and the Brentwood Police Benevolent Association.



Digital Image by Sean Locke Digital Planet Design