BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — Services honoring the life of former East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Nick Tullier were held on Tuesday.

Nick Tullier, of Denham Springs, died Thursday. He was 47.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards called Tullier, a corporal in the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the other officers shot on July 17, 2016, shooting “true heroes.”

There was a procession to the Evergreen Memorial Park after the service, where a graveside interment ceremony was held with full honors.

Tullier, a father of two sons, had 18 years of service with the sheriff’s department when he was shot.