On Monday, at 4:30 p.m., a candlelight vigil will be held near the state hospital in Concord to remember Bradley Haas, the security guard who was killed in the hospital’s lobby on Friday. The vigil will take place on the soccer fields at the corner of South Fruit and Clinton streets. Mental health support will be available on-site for attendees, 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, a 63-year-old man from Franklin, was killed as he began his shift at the hospital on Friday afternoon by 33-year-old John Madore, who was described as a transient by police. Haas had been working at the hospital since 2019 and had previously served as Franklin’s police chief. The state police have not yet disclosed what led Madore to the hospital or whether 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.