It was one of the darkest days in Baton Rouge’s history, July 17, 2016. Three men gave their lives to protect Baton Rouge from a gunman. East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier did not think twice before jumping in to defend his fellow deputy in trouble and do his job.
He was shot three times while doing so and is now a quadriplegic. However, the fight Tullier puts up on a daily is something people across the country look up to and admire.
Tullier put his service to the community above himself on that day. Two years ago, Tullier was honored with the ‘Service above self’ award and now, the Denham Springs Kiwanis have named the award after Nick. (DETAILS CONTINUE BELOW)
The Kiwanis said, “Because of his fight and bravery, we are proud to announce the ‘Nick Tullier Service above Self’ award.”
The award will go to a deserving individual, department or unit that has placed the needs of others over the needs of their own without expecting any praise, thought or reward for their actions. Anyone can nominate any law enforcement official in Livingston Parish.
“I’m thankful to Denham Springs Kiwanis for their continued support of Law Enforcement Officers/Deputies. Naming this award after Nick is humbling. Recognizing Nick and future LEO’s for their dedication and going way above the call of duty in giving to the need of others before themselves is awesome. It also means the sacrifice Nick and the other officers made that day will never be forgotten and for that, I’ll be forever grateful,” said Tullier’s father James Tullier.
The applications are due by April 15, 2022 and the award will be announced May 12th at the annual Denham Springs Kiwanis Peace Officer of the Year luncheon.
The application can be mailed to:
Denham Springs Kiwanis Club
P.O. Box 8
Denham Springs, La 70727
Or you can physically drop it off and put in the attention of Angela at:
First Guaranty Bank
2231 S. Range Ave.
Denham Springs, La 70726