Bull attack severely injures Morgan deputy
An investigator with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office was seriously injured last week at his farm after being gored by a bull.
According to a post on Facebook made by the MCSO, Caleb Brooks, 26, who is an investigator in the Special Victims Unit, was at his farm in Somerville when he was attacked by his bull Sunday afternoon.
“The bull did extensive internal damage and has left Caleb in Huntsville Hospital fighting to survive. We ask for any and all prayers for Caleb, his wife and sons and the medical team attending to him,” the post read.
A GoFundMe account was set up to help the family, and according to the page, Brooks suffered extensive internal bleeding that resulted in his intestines being fully removed, leaving him needing a transplant.
The transplant, according to the page, will happen at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
“With Caleb having to be transported to another state during such an important time of their expectation of a second child, we are asking to donate whatever God puts on your heart,” the page read. “All proceeds will be put directly in the hands of these sweet people in order to achieve nothing but success during this trying time.
“Caleb has been a dedicated servant to his community for several years,” the post continues. “He is an awesome father to a beautiful little boy with another on the way. He is also an amazing husband to wife, Madeline. Anyone who knows Caleb, knows that he is one of the most loving, selfless people in the world.”
As of press time, nearly 400 people had donated to the Brooks family, totaling $29,505.
Brooks and his wife Madeline have one son, Bryar, and are expecting a son, Luke, this fall.