A year after being shot in ambush, Bruce Simmons welcomed back to work
BATON ROUGE – Injured East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy Bruce Simmons was welcomed back to work at a special ceremony Thursday.
Simmons was shot and injured in the ambush of law enforcement last year. Three others – two Baton Rouge Police officers and a sheriff's deputy – died in the attack. Sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier was shot and survived, too, though his long road to recovery continues at a hospital in Houston, too.
Simmons was also promoted to the rank of lieutenant Thursday.
"I'm proud to say, he's back with us today," the sheriff said as an auditorium full of people stood up and clapped for Simmons.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU caretakers respond to Mike the Tiger pouncing video
Some Metro Councilmemebers like new road tax plan better than last one
Asian carp a growing concern for fisherman
Remains of local Marine killed in car crash return home Wednesday
Raising Cane's employees fired over video showing unsanitary behavior
LSU Track star Aleia Hobbs happy she could represent her home state...
14-year-old CoCo Gauff wants to be the next star in pro tennis
Pete Jenkins reflects on 2017 season
Temeka Johnson basketball camp about more than the game
Saints looking to fill backfield void during Ingram's 4-game absence