A candlelight vigil will be held on Monday, at 4:30 p.m., near the state hospital in Concord to remember the security guard who was killed in the hospital’s lobby on Friday. Mental health support for attendees will be available on-site, provided by NAMI NH. Anyone who cannot attend but would like mental health support is 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, 63 of Franklin, was killed as he began his shift at the hospital on Friday afternoon by John Madore, a transient who was described as being around 33 years old by police officers. Haas had been working at the hospital since 2019 and had previously served as the police chief of Franklin for several years before retiring from law enforcement. The state police have not released any details about what led Madore to the hospital or if he had any connection to a U-Haul found running in the parking lot with an AR-style rifle, tactical vest, and several magazines of ammunition inside it.
The vigil will take place on the soccer fields near the hospital located at South Fruit and Clinton streets in Concord, New Hampshire.