President Obama met with Nick Tulliers family during La. trip
BATON ROUGE – President Barack Obama met privately with the family of East Baton Rouge Sheriff Deputy Nick Tullier during his Tuesday trip to Louisiana.
Tullier was one of six officers ambushed on July 17 on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge. He remains in the hospital fighting for his life.
“Please keep caring and most important please keep praying for Nick,” James Tullier, Nick’s father, said.
According to a statement from released Wednesday, Nick’s parents lost their home and car due to last week’s historic flooding. James Tullier said he lost everything that was at the house when the floodwaters rose.
“Lost everything. Not wanting to make news of our problems,” Tullier wrote in a text message. “Nick is what’s important to us. Nothing else matters.”
In a daily Facebook update on Nick's condition, James posted that Obama introduced his personal physcian to the Tullier family.
"I told Obama that my present concern is looking for the best rehab center available that is best for Nick's type of wounds," the post says. "Obama brought in and introduced me to his personal physician telling him of my request. Obama's doctor will talk with Nick's doctors and then get back to me with their recomendations. Hopefully that works out."
A GoFundMe account has been set up for Nick Tullier. You can view that here:.