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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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

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