Get the Tullier family to Washington D.C. for National Police Week

In May 2023, EBRSO Deputy Nick Tullier will be honored in Washington D.C. during Police Week and the goal is to get his family to the nation’s capital.

Every year in May, Washington D.C. honors the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending their municipalities, paying respect to fallen law enforcement.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.

This year, fallen East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier will be honored for his sacrifice after he took three bullets in 2016 in what was an ambush on law enforcement.

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He fought against all odds for six years but the onset of Covid set many of his progresses back.

“It was like one step forward but two steps backwards,” said Tullier’s father James Tullier. “All physical therapy had to stop for several months. So often people ask us, ‘Why do this to Nick?’ We didn’t do anything. He wanted to live and we did our part as his parents to fulfill our son’s wish, just as any parent would do.”

May 5, 2022, Deputy Tullier gained his wings.

He will be honored during National Police Week in DC in May 2023.

James & Mary’s Livingston Parish flooded in the Aug. 2016 flood. At that time though, their full-time attention was put to taking care of their son so the home was never repaired.

Because so much of the money raised for the family went to Nick Tullier’s care and housing for apartments in Houston and Baton Rouge, two non-profits and several others are coming together to raise enough money to get the family and their support group to Washington DC.

“We just want to make sure the family has absolutely nothing to worry about,” said Pat Englade, creator of the Capital Area Law Enforcement Foundation, or CALEF. “Regardless how much we end up raising in total, all the proceeds are going to the family to spend to get to DC, while they’re in Washington, on meals and lodging and however they need it.”

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The goal is to raise enough money to get Tullier’s entire family to DC, if they can go. His family includes his parents, two sons, daughter-in-law, two brothers and their wives and children.

The 35th Annual Candlelight Vigil will be held on Saturday, May 13 in Washington where they will read aloud the names of all fallen law enforcement officials from 2022.

As part of the memorial, names of every single fallen officer/deputy are etched on the memorial wall in Washington D.C.

CALEF, the Nick Tullier Strong Foundation and several others in the community will also put on a lunch fundraiser on March 16, 2023. Lunch tickets will be pre-sold as well as available the day of the lunch fundraiser.

To purchase tickets, call or email Sheri Kirley at 225-223-9480 or sherikirley@gmail.com. The lunch plates will be pulled pork sandwiches for $10 a plate sold in the James Restaurant parking lot in Denham Springs from 11am-2pm on March 16th. You can pre-purchase your tickets at James Restaurant. Delivery is an option for businesses ordering 10 or more plates.

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