WINDHAM OFFICER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2019 UNITY BIKE TOUR IN MEMORY & HONOR OF OFFICER ARKELL
On Saturday April 13th, we greeted Windham Police Officer Terri Moore who will be participating in the 2019 Police Unity Bike Tour. Terri is riding in honor and memory of Brentwood Police Officer Stephen Arkell who was killed in the line of duty on May 12, 2014, while responding to a domestic disturbance. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enfo rcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum. This year's tour will begin on May 8, 2019 in New Jersey and end on May 14, 2019 at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Terri has been participating in the Police Unity Tour for the past several years. In 2014, she lost her husband Matthew Moore to a brain tumor. Matt was a dedicated Hampstead Police Officer who was tremendously involved with public service as a police officer and the Hampstead community as a whole. Exactly how Officer Stephen Arkell lived his life as a life long resident and police officer for the Brentwood community. Terri has two daughters, Brynn and McKenna who are seen with Terri in the attached photos. Also joining us to wish Terri the very best on her endeavor was Heather Arkell and Officer Josh Turner. Officer Turner and Heather work enormously hard and dedicate their own time every year to organize and administer the Officer Stephen Arkell 5K road race and scholarship fund. Over the course of 4 years, efforts from the annual road race and other fundraising endeavors have raised $150,000. Initially, $1,000 was given out in scholarships, however, that amount has increased to $5,000 annually. These scholarships are awarded to Exeter High School seniors who demonstrate the same love for community and athletics that Stephen Arkell possessed. A primary focus is on their community service. These scholarships ensure that Stephen's memory will be in the hearts and minds of our youth for years to come.