Lance Corporal Alex Thalmann, USMCR passed-away at 1:13pm on Monday, March 31, 2014, of injuries sustained in the line of duty with the New Bern Police Department.
Alexander Edward Thalmann was born February 3, 1992, in San Bernardino, California where he was adopted at birth by his mother, Stacey Thalmann.
Alex and his mother moved to Washington park, NC in 1994, where he graduated from Washington High School. He was an avid and talented soccer player.
Alex was an active volunteer with the Pamlico Tar River Foundation.
After graduating high school, Alex enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, completing his training at MCRD Parris Island on 5 May, 2011. He served with Combat Logistics Battalion 451 of the 4th Marine Logistics Group.
Alex completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at Beaufort County Community College in June of 2013. He joined the New Bern Police Department in August of 2013. He was honored and proud to serve his community as a police officer.
Charismatic and exceptionally wise beyond his young age, he is loved and will be missed by everyone his life touched.
He is survived by his mother Stacey Thalmann of Washington; his twin sister, Jennifer D. Korman, his half-sister, Allie Romig, one half-brother, Joseph Koontz, his aunt, Brenda Thalmann of Durham; and cousins, Amanda Thalmann of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Katherine Thalmann Smith of Durham, her husband Daniel and their two children.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm and from 6:00-9:00 Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Hillside Funeral Home in Washington, NC. His funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Friday, April 4, 2014 at Temple Baptist Church in New Bern. Burial will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Officer Alexander Thalmann Memorial Fund at First Citizens Bank.
I want to say thanks to lensblr and hello to my new followers. Normally, I’d say hello individually, but I’m preoccupied with grief and shock, right now.
My wife’s 22-year-old cousin, a police officer, was shot in the head while conducting a traffic stop, last night. He’s in critical condition and unresponsive.
He’s like a brother to her and one of the sweetest, most earnest people I’ve ever met.
Keep him, his mom and my wife in your thoughts, please.
Thank you for the kind words!- Dan