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Police Officer Alexander E. Thalmann | New Bern Police Department, North Carolina New Bern Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer

Alexander E. 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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Police Officer 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 Officer 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 Officer Thalmann remained until passing away on March 31st, 2014.

Officer 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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Today my sweet Alex, the Washington, NC Police Department dedicated a swing in your name on the Washington waterfront.

All donations for the swing came from Police Officers. Chief Toussant Summers of New Bern and Chief Stacy Langford of Washington as well as the Mayor, the City Manager, Washington PD members, Beaufort County Sheriffs, New Bern PD members and other 1st responders were there.

They put the swing in one of your favorite spots.

I am so proud you impacted so many lives in your brief life. You were admired by so many and remembered as an endearing, honest, dedicated human being and friend.

I love you baby. Miss you just as much. Love Mom

Stacey Thalmann
Mother
August 18, 2015

 

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