Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Steven Clark was honored with the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery for his actions after he crawled into the line of fire to Sgt. Mike Naylor's side to administer aid and bring him back to safety.
On June 1, 2016, Officer Justin Wester was presented with the Congressional Badge of Bravery by Senator Thom Tillis and Representative Walter Jones at historic New Bern City Hall in the courtroom chambers. Officer Wester, formerly a New Bern Police Officer, was awarded the badge for his bravery and courage while responding to a call on March 28, 2014 in which his colleague, Officer Alexander Thalmann, was shot and killed while pursuing a suspect. Officer Wester also suffered a gunshot that night, but returned fire upon the suspect, a convicted felon, fatally wounding him.