AL State Trooper still hospitalized after tornado hits home

AL State Trooper still hospitalized after tornado hits home
ALEA State Trooper Sgt. Robby Burroughs (Source: ALEA)

LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - An Alabama State Trooper remains hospitalized following a weekend tornado that destroyed his home in Lee County.

State Trooper Sgt. Robert Burroughs Burroughs, who is with the Opelika Highway Patrol Post, was injured when the tornado struck and destroyed his home. As of Tuesday, he remains in the Intensive Care Unit at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

“Troopers responded to the community immediately following the storm and remain,” ALEA spokesman Cpl. Jess Thornton said. “Troopers have a strong sense of comradery and will surround the Burroughs family at this time and offer support both short and long term.”

Burroughs’ family has set up a GoFundMe account to assist with expenses.

Burroughs is among more than 40 victims who were taken to area hospitals after the tornado devastated southern Lee County Sunday afternoon.

At least 23 people died in the storm, including four children. The victims’ names have since been released.

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