Families celebrate Deputy Nick Tullier and his road to recovery

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - When people come together as a community, anything is possible.

"The last thing he needs to worry about is, how he [is] going to recover," said Lacey Anderson, a local resident. "We just need him to recover."

Saturday evening, families and friends honored East Baton Rouge Deputy Nick Tullier and his long road to recovery.

Last year, a gunman shot Tullier during a targeted ambush on Law Enforcement, leaving him critically injured and three officers killed.

"The bravery [Tullier] demonstrated in that terrible incident is the same bravery that he demonstrated today," said Ascension Parish Chief Deputy Bobby Weber.

In order to regain strength and coordination, the Deputy was later transferred to a medical center in Houston, Texas.

Tullier's family has been updating residents in Baton Rouge and people across the country on Tullier's Facebook page.

"The updates [have] been really hard hearing about his placement issues and trying to live his daily life," said Anderson.

The support from local neighbors has been growing since the ambush.

"We've already raised over $20,000," said Alissa Jenkins, organizer of the event.

Updates to Tullier's road to recovery can be found on his Facebook page.


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