Funeral arrangements have been set for a New Bern police officer who was killed in the line of duty.
Officer Alexander Thalmann's funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Temple Baptist Church in New Bern.
The officer's family will receive friends on Thursday at Hillside Funeral Home in Washington from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
He will be buried at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.
A community vigil to remember Officer Thalmann was to be held Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at Union Point Park in New Bern. That will not happen. Instead, there will be a wreath laying ceremony Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the New Bern Police Department.
The Officer Alexander Thalmann Memorial Fund has been created at First Citizen's Bank to help the family with funeral expenses. Those wishing to contribute can go to any First Citizens branch in Craven, Pamlico, Pitt, Carteret and Beaufort counties.
Thalmann was a 2010 graduate of Washington High School and a 2013 graduate of the BLET course at Beaufort County Community College.
Officer Thalmann Obituary
Alexander Edward Thalmann, 22, of Washington, died March 31, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center. He 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.
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 sister, Allie Romig, one brother, Joseph Koontz, his aunt, Brenda Thalmann of Durham; and cousins, Amanda Thalmann and Katherine Smith.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm and from 6:00-9:00 pm Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC. His funeral service will be held at 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.
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