New Bern, North Carolina 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 members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He had only served with the New Bern Police Department for seven months.
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