Nick Tullier Cause Of Death, Obituary Unavailable Yet – Nick Tullier, a Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the head and stomach during a July 2016 ambush that also killed three other officers amid a summer of riots over the police killing of a Black man, died on Thursday at the age of 47.
According to washingtonpost.com, Tullier’s death was reported on his father’s Facebook page, as well as a separate website dedicated to Tullier’s recovery efforts in the years since the shooting. They didn’t say what killed Tullier, but he had been struggling for years to recuperate from the 2016 gunshot.
Flags will fly at half-staff over the Capitol and other governmental buildings in East Baton Rouge Parish until sunset Friday, according to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. Tullier, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office corporal, and the other policemen shot in the July 17, 2016, shooting were dubbed “real heroes” by him.
The attack occurred less than two weeks after Alton Sterling, a Black Baton Rouge native, was fatally shot outside a convenience store by two white Baton Rouge police officers on July 5. The video of Sterling’s death went viral on social media, sparking protests against police in Baton Rouge and elsewhere.
Although the local government struck a $4.5 million settlement with Sterling’s family, no cops were ever prosecuted with his death. Although the local government made a $4.5 million settlement with Sterling’s family years later, no cops were ever convicted in his murder. Years later, the family.
During protests over the deaths of Sterling and Philando Castile on July 6, a sniper in Dallas killed five police officers and wounded seven others two days after the Sterling shooting.