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New Bern unveils new bear statue to honor officers

Fallen officers of the New Bern Police Department and Craven County Sheriff's Office were honored in several ceremonies across town on Tuesday. (Adaure Achumba/NewsChannel 12)

NEW BERN, Craven County - During a memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers Tuesday, New Bern's newest bear sculpture was unveiled.

"Officer T Bear" depicts a traffic officer assisting cars and pedestrians.

On the statue are the names of fallen New Bern PD officers Mayo, Miller and Thalmann on the traffic bear's uniform.

The citizen car next to the bear has on its license plate the word "IMPACT" which is an acronym standing for integrity, motivation, professionalism, accountability, commitment and trust.

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