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Family of Baton Rouge deputy injured in July ambush speaks at Houston hospital

HOUSTON – East Baton Rouge Deputy Nick Tullier traveled to Houston for rehabilitation after being ambushed along with five other officers this past summer.

Tullier was one of six officers injured during the July 17 ambush in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

At 11 a.m. Thursday, Tullier's father made his first public comments since the incident.

Tullier was brought to Houston’s TIRR Memorial Hermann on Nov. 16 for specialized rehabilitation.

Tulliers doctors explained in the news conference that he was conscious and aware of everything going on around him. 

Doctors said Tullier is able to see, hear, and understand language. He is also aware he is in Houston for rehabilitation and he recognizes his family members. 

Doctors also said Tullier body is having a hard time communicating with his mind. He has the ability to move his left arm and head, but his mind isn't able to properly communicate properly with the rest of his body just yet. 

His father thanked all the doctors and people all around the nation who have supported his son and his family after the incident. 

Tullier will stay in Houston to continue his rehabilitation.