One deputy continues to fight for his life following an ambush shooting that claimed the lives of three fellow law enforcement officers.
Deputy Nick Tullier has remained in critical condition at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital since he was shot Sunday, July 17. According to a post by family members on the community Facebook page "Nick Tullier Strong," he will undergo another surgery Friday afternoon for the wound to his abdominal area.
Tullier, 41, was shot by Missouri-resident Gavin Long when he responded to a call of shots fired at the B-Quik gas station on Airline Hwy. Fellow officers Cpl. Montrell Jackson, 32, and Officer Matthew Gerald, 41, and an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy, Brad Garafola, 45, were killed during the attack.
Deputy Bruce Simmons, 51, and Officer Chad Montgomery were wounded and released from the hospital within a few days of the incident.
Fundraisers have been held to benefit all of the officers who were struck by gunfire. A jambalaya fundraiser specifically for Tullier's medical expenses was held Monday, July 25. Nick's father, James Tullier, posted a message thanking everyone for their support.
The support has poured in from around the country. From cards to donations, Nick's family has felt the hand of an entire nation.
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