Tullier family on deputy’s condition, loss of home during flood

BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY)  As his neighbors toss flood debris and heirlooms to the curb, the soaked belonging of James Tullier’s family remain locked in the first floor of his two story home in Livingston Parish.

James Tullier, father of wounded Baton Rouge Deputy Nick Tullier, spoke on his son’s health, his flooded home and the power of prayer.

Before the flood, Tullier and his wife were rarely home since their lives were upended by a gunman who shot their son, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy, three times in July.

The Tulliers rarely leave Our Lady of the Lake where their son, Nick, is under the care of doctors and nurses.

“He’s hanging in there. He’s fighting,” James said in an exclusive interview. “He’s fighting everyday.”

As the family listened, prayed, and hoped, they missed the sound of severe weather moving across the region. When Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension began flooding, the Tulliers were flooding heaven with prayers from inside the hospital, oblivious to what was happening outside.

Michael Shingleton asked, “You didn’t know it was raining?”

“No,” James Tullier answered.”

“Not a clue?”

“No.”

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