On Friday afternoon, Bradley Haas, 63, of Franklin was tragically shot and killed by a transient named John Madore while beginning his shift at the state hospital. Haas had been with the hospital since 2019 and had previously served as Franklin’s police chief. State police have not yet released any information about what brought Madore to the hospital or if he was connected to the U-Haul found in the parking lot with an AR-style rifle, tactical vest, and several magazines of ammunition inside.
In response to this tragic event, a candlelight vigil will be held on Monday at 4:30 p.m. near the state hospital in memory of Haas. Mental health support will be available on-site for attendees provided by NAMI NH. Those who are unable to attend but would like mental health support are encouraged to call 988, the state’s suicide prevention and crisis line for help. Additionally, help is also available by texting 833-710-6477 or visiting nh988.com.
The vigil will take place on the football fields near the hospital located at the corner of South Fruit and Clinton streets in Concord. It is important that we come together to remember and honor Bradley Haas’ life and provide support for his family and friends during this difficult time.