It is with deep sorrow that we learned of the death of Brentwood police officer and Coach Steve Arkell. Words cannot begin to describe the shock and sadness that we feel.
We may never begin to understand the senseless and tragic event that took Steve from us much too soon. For now, we grieve his loss and dedicate ourselves to supporting his family and his teams during this tragic and difficult time.
To all first responders, you have our sympathy for the loss of a dedicated colleague and our gratitude for your service. As a police officer, Steve pledged to protect and serve his community. He lost his life protecting us. The memory of his service to his community and numerous organizations will live on in our hearts and continue to inspire our efforts to serve youth and families from this day forward.