A candlelight vigil will take place on Monday at 4:30 p.m. near the state hospital in Concord to pay tribute to Bradley Haas, a security officer who was tragically killed at the hospital on Friday. Mental health support will be available for those in attendance and for those unable to attend, they are encouraged to reach out to the state’s Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline or use other services.
The vigil will be attended by state officials and mental health providers as a way to express their support for the staff and patients at the hospital. NAMI NH will also be present on-site to provide mental health support to those in need. The victim, 63-year-old Bradley Haas of Franklin, had been employed at the hospital since 2019 and had previously served as the chief of police in Franklin.
The individual responsible for Haas’s death is 33-year-old John Madore, who has been described by police as a transient. While little is known about the circumstances that led Madore to the hospital, the discovery of an AR-style rifle, tactical vest, and ammunition in a U-Haul found in the hospital parking lot has raised some questions.
The vigil to honor Bradley Haas will take place on the soccer fields near the hospital, located at the corner of South Fruit and Clinton streets in Concord.