• Sun. Dec 10th, 2023

Community Gathers to Honor Slain Hospital Security Officer with Mental Health Support


Nov 20, 2023

On Monday, a candlelight vigil will be held at 4:30 p.m. near the state hospital to remember Bradley Haas, the security guard who was killed in the hospital’s lobby on Friday. Attendees will have access to mental health support on-site, provided by NAMI NH. Those who cannot attend but would like mental health support are encouraged to call 988, the state’s Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline. Help is also available by texting 833-710-6477 and visiting nh988.com.

Bradley Haas, a 63-year-old man from Franklin, was killed while beginning his shift at the hospital on Friday afternoon by a transient named John Madore, according to police. Haas had been working at the hospital since 2019 and had previously served as Franklin’s police chief. The state police have not disclosed what led Madore to the hospital or if he was connected to a U-Haul found running in the parking lot with an AR-style rifle, tactical vest, and several magazines of ammunition inside.

The vigil will take place on the soccer fields near the hospital at the corner of South Fruit and Clinton streets in Concord.

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