East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier has gained his wings

Nearly six years after being shot in the line of duty in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier gained his wings.

Tullier passed in a Baton Rouge hospital Thursday morning with his family by his side.

Sunday evening, his father James Tullier said Nick was septic and his situation was critical. He asked everyone for a miracle through their prayers.

“Nick wasn’t supposed to survive a day, two days, five days or even till now, but everyone’s prayers kept him going so we definitely knew it was the power of prayer,” said James Tullier.

Nick was shot during an ambush on law enforcement on July 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge on Airline Hwy.

When Nick heard his fellow brother call for backup on his police radio, he left his cup of coffee and rushed to the scene. While responding to the scene, Nick was shot three times.

The last nearly six years, Nick fought and fought and fought. Nick eventually moved to the Tirr Hermann Memorial in Houston, TX where he started making some improvements through physical therapy. Nick even moved back home to Baton Rouge. However, at the onset of Covid, Nick’s physical therapies had to stop. That made him lose a lot of positive ground.

In Nov. 2021, Nick was taken to a BR hospital and since then, he never left. He fought nonstop infections and a fever until on May 1, 2022, his father said Nick had become septic. Doctors eventually ended up telling the Tulliers they could not do anything further for Nick.

Nick leaves behind his parents James & Mary Tullier, his two sons, two brothers, sisters-in-law and five nephews.

“We have watched our son fight every single day. We’re not at a point where we’re ready to talk about it. There is a lot of heartache that can never be put into any words. We thank every single person for their prayers. We know that is why Nick lived so long & defied the odds repeatedly. We ask that you please continue to hold us in your prayers. Aside from that, please respect our privacy,” said James Tullier.

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3 Comments on East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier has gained his wings

  1. With a heavy heart, I write my condolences to the Tullier family. What a fighter, what a devoted policeman, what a gift from God he was. Didn’t know him personally; felt I knew him and his family through their posts on FB. Prayers for you all. RIP Nick. Thanks, Kiran, for a well-written tribute to him.

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