Gunman opens fire at NH psychiatric hospital killing former police chief working as security guard

23 days ago

Concord news, New Hampshire news.

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.

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  • “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.”