The New England Association of Chiefs of Police presented the Medal of Valor to four New England officers in a ceremony in Kittery, Maine, Tuesday night.
Chief Theodor Short vice president for The New England Association of Chiefs of Police presented the awards, two of which were posthumous.
Officer Stephen Arkell of Brentwood, New Hampshire, was awarded posthumously for his actions responding to a domestic disturbance in Brentwood.
He was ambushed when responding to a domestic dispute call and shot to death moments before a massive explosion destroyed the home.
Sergeant Eugene Duplissis and Trooper Matthew Daley of the Vermont State Police were awarded for their actions under fire in which the suspect had already wounded a next door neighbor.
The first annual Police Memorial Award was presented posthumously to Motor Officer Gregg Maloney of Plymouth, Massachusetts, who died as a result of a motorcycle crash.