Baton Rouge deputy continues to fight one year after ambush (VIDEO)
By Jennifer Cruz
After he was shot during a July 17, 2016, ambush that left three fellow officers dead, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier wasn’t expected to survive, but a year after the attack, Tullier has proven he’s a fighter and continues to defy the odds.
Doctors first believed Tullier, who was shot in the head, stomach, and shoulder, would die within a matter of hours, but he survived. Doctors then felt Tullier would spend his life in a vegetative state, but when he was transferred to a Houston hospital several months after the shooting, he was conscious and aware of his surroundings.
Still, it appeared Tullier’s limbs were paralyzed, but he now actively participates in therapy, which has helped to restore some movement in his arms and legs, according to a story by the Associated Press.
The 42-year-old father of two smiles and laughs. He nods his head to answer yes or no, because, thus far, he’s been unable to speak. However, as Tullier continues to prove his prognosis wrong, he recently uttered “hello.”
“He’s got a very, very long road ahead of him, but he hasn’t given up,” said Tullier’s father, James. “He’s going to fight.”
In addition to his father, Tullier’s support