Community raising funds for North Alabama deputy gored by bull

Published 10:15 am Wednesday, August 19, 2020

In less than 24 hours, an Internet fundraising site has raised more than $20,000 to help a Morgan County Sheriff’s investigator who was critically injured after being gored by a bull.

GoFundMe page,  established by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, was set up to help the family of   Caleb Brooks, an investigator with the Special Victims Unit who was injured over the weekend.

The page has raised $20,651 out of its $25,000 goal.

The page said Caleb was working on the family farm when the accident happened.

“Late Sunday afternoon, Caleb was working around their farm when he suffered an accident involving their bull. Caleb suffered internal bleeding to his abdomen after the bull attacked him. Just like the tough person that he is, Caleb was able to jump the pasture fence where Madeline was able to call 911. Caleb was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he underwent several surgeries in an attempt to correct the issues.” 

His wife, Madeline, described what happened to him in a Facebook post on the page “Our Journey #Praying4Brooks.”

“Caleb was attacked by our 2-year-old bull yesterday around 6. The bull has never been aggressive before, and me and Caleb were both in the pasture close to each other putting out a new role of hay. Out of nowhere, the bull picked Caleb up with his head and took off full speed. Caleb was unable to get his footing and the bull smacked him into a tree in the pasture.” 

Madeline Brooks said a large portion of her husband’s small and large intestines had to be removed and he must undergo a small bowel transplant. He will be traveling to a transplant center in Cleveland, Ohio, to undergo the surgery.