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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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Baby, not a day has gone by since you died that I have not wept. I look at your photos and remember how happy we were and how silly you could be.

Alex, my beautiful boy, I will love you even beyond my own death whenever that is.

I long to hug and kiss you. I miss you Alex. You are the best thing I have ever done.

Love, Mom

Stacey Thalmann
Loving Mother of Officer Alexander Edward Thalmann
New Bern Police Department, NC EOW 03/31/2014
February 8, 2015

 

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