Patrolman Alexander Edward Thalmann

Patrolman Alexander Edward Thalmann

New Bern Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, March 31, 2014

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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 talk 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 U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had only served with the New Bern Police Department for seven months. He is survived by his mother, twin sister, sister, and brother.


  • 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

suspicious person

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Hey Brother ...
As another anniversary since that fateful night approaches , again have been in my heart and soul ...
Those thoughts and feelings honestly haven't left since I first heard...
I played Pipes at your Funeral and have played multiple times since in your memory & honor ... since joining the NBPD in 2020 as a non sworn member, each morning I walk into The Station I visit Memorial Hall and say a prayer ..

As I get to know more of the other Officers, I start to understand the Never Ending Love they continue to have for you and Your Legacy as a Patrolman that is now Standard to attempt to live up to...
Each time I hear " Hey Man ..."
from one of your colleagues, I too wish I could have gotten to know you would've been my honor ..

Continue Rest In Peace Brother
As long as I am here down on this earth, your life, the way you lived , your service to Our Country , to Our City and Your Supreme Sacrifice Will Always Be Remembered And Never Forgotten...

John 15:13 KJV
".....Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends....."

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