Authorities in Concord, New Hampshire are mourning the heroic passing of a former police chief who intervened to stop a gunman at the entrance of a psychiatric hospital Friday afternoon.
Bradley Haas was unarmed when he confronted John Madore, 33, who had a 9mm pistol and an AR-style rifle when he tried to break into the 185-bed facility at around 3:30 p.m.
Madore was shot dead by police after he gunned down the former police chief, New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella said.
“The actions of the trooper and Bradley Haas saved a lot of lives,” Formella added.
The Franklin Police Department issued a statement following Haas’ death revealing that he spent decades protecting the community even after retiring in 2008.
“He continued to dedicate his time to the NH community by serving as a security officer helping and protecting those at the NH State Hospital,” the statement read.
“The FPD will honor his memory by flying our flags at half-staff and wearing mourning bands in our badges.”