The father of wounded East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier says his son is making remarkable progress. Tullier was seriously injured during an ambush ion police n Baton Rouge in July 2016.
James Tullier says his son has been moved from a rehab facility in Houston to the Transitional Learning Center in Galveston, Texas, marking an important point in his recovery.
"The facility in Galveston does not have the 24 hour doctor coverage or nurse coverage," James said. "What they decided is that Nick has progressed physically enough to the point he doesn't need that type of coverage."
His motor skills are beginning to improve. James says his son is now able to make some small but important movements.
"He can raise his self up on his own arms. He can raise his head up his self. He's moving his arms some by himself now," James said.
James says his son is continuing to beat the odds so much so that doctor’s predictions on the final outcome have long been surpassed.
"The doctors gave up on forecasting what Nick's plateaus will be because he's passed so many that were given already," James said.
Two other officers were injured and three more killed when 29-year-old Gavin Long of Missouri began shooting at officers on Airline Highway. Long was killed at the scene.