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Patrolman Alexander Edward Thalmann | New Bern Police Department, North Carolina New Bern Police Department, North Carolina


Alexander Edward Thalmann

New Bern Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, March 31, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 7 months

Badge # 190

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/28/2014

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Alexander Thalmann succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three days earlier while conducting a subject stop near the intersection of Oak Street and Elm Street at approximately 11:45 pm.

He was speaking to the man, who had been riding a bicycle, and called for backup. As he continued to speak with the subject the man suddenly fled on foot and then opened fire, striking Patrolman Thalmann in the face and a second officer in the leg. Other officers were able to return fire and killed the subject.

Both officers were transported to a local hospital, where Patrolman Thalmann remained until passing away on March 31st, 2014.

Patrolman Thalmann was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He had only served with the New Bern Police Department for seven months.

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Not a single day goes by where I don't think about you. The world we are in is forever changing. The job we have come to love is getting harder day by day , but I use the toughness you had to keep me going. I will never forget you and will always share your story. You truly are a hero. I always thank back to when you asked me how your FTO's were and I told you one was a little tough lol. The look on your face was priceless. Anyway man I was just thinking about you and wanted to show you some love. Look down on us and keep us safe brother.

Until next time!

Officer R. Harrell
RDU Police Departmetn
May 1, 2017


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