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Mental Health Support at Hospital Security Officer Vigil in New Hampshire


Nov 21, 2023

On Monday, at 4:30 p.m., a candlelight vigil will be held 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.

The state police have not disclosed what led to the shooting of Bradley Haas, 63, of Franklin, who was killed as he began his shift at the hospital on Friday afternoon. The suspect, John Madore, a transient in his early 30s, has been arrested and is being held without bail. Haas had been with the hospital since 2019 and had previously served as Franklin’s police chief. The state police found a U-Haul in the hospital parking lot with an AR-style rifle, tactical vest, and several magazines of ammunition inside.

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