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

Patrolman

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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My Beautiful Boy Alex, this is the 2nd Christmas without you and trust me when I say it has not become any easier.

I miss your beautiful face that beamed every year as I would tease you with presents, opening some before Christmas because I couldn't wait.

I loved watching your reaction when I actually got you something you wanted and we would hug and laugh and then go try it out.

Impossible for me to tell you how much I miss you my Love, there are simply no words.

I wake up every day my first though going to that you are no longer here. I am not being as eloquent as I would like to be because whenever I think of you it tears a bit at my soul each time. I still cry. Yes my Baby I still cry because I will never see you again, but my love for you has only grown. I love you my Beautiful Boy. Mom

Stacey Thalmann
Loving Mother of Officer Alexander Edward Thalmann
New Bern Police Department, NC EOW 03/31/2014
December 24, 2016

 

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