Patrolman Alexander Edward Thalmann

Patrolman Alexander Edward Thalmann

New Bern Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, March 31, 2014

Alexander Edward Thalmann

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.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge 190
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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March 31, 2018 : Today, the day I buried you 4 years ago Alex.

1313 hrs. Kiss your headstone and I always read it:

My Beautiful Boy
Beloved Son
Alexander Edward
Thalmann
Feb. 3, 1992 - March 31, 2014

then I kiss the ground under which you are buried Alex.
I love you Alex, I miss you Alex.

Not one day Alex, not one night Alex goes by that I don't think of you Alex.

Love, Mom

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

March 31, 2018

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