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