NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — CarolinaEast Medical Center on Tuesday honored their first responders by dedicating an ambulance bay to them and recognizing a fallen New Bern Police Department officer.
Alexander Thalmann was honored at the ceremony. He died in the line of duty in 2014. The center also dedicated the emergency department trauma suite to him.
New Bern Police Lt. Derek Dubay was working the night Thalmann died and said he was grateful for the recognition of first responders.
“Nobody expects to have an ambulance bay dedicated to what they do because we just accept it and understand that’s who we are,” said Dubay.
Dubay also said fellow first responders are like family to one another.