A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy has died after he was ambushed by a despicable thug in 2016. Three of his comrades were murdered by this thug, but Nick Tullier survived his injuries for six years. Tullier passed away this week.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy Nick Tullier, wounded six years ago in an ambush on law enforcement officers in the aftermath of Alton Sterling-related protests, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 47.
The longtime officer is the fourth to die after the assault outside an Airline Highway convenience store July 17, 2016. Deputy Brad Garafola and Baton Rouge policemen Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald died during the Sunday morning attack.
Police believe this POS shot the officers after the Alton Sterling killing, an incident investigated by the DoJ which found there was no wrongdoing by the officers. Sterling has a loaded revolver in his pocket and was trying to use it against those officers.
A phalanx of motorcycle officers, their blue lights flashing, escorted a white hearse in a 10½-mile procession from Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center to a Denham Springs funeral home on Thursday. While police only blocked the route toward the Seale Funeral Home, even drivers on the opposite side of the road pulled over in tribute.
[Gavin Eugene] Long killed Garafola, Gerald and Jackson before dying in a hail of gunfire. Police later learned Long had traveled to Baton Rouge after the fatal police shooting of Sterling a few weeks earlier, which ignited nationwide protests about police brutality. (H/T – Clay)
May God welcome Deputy Tullier into His arms.