A Dekalb County deputy was treated and released for injuries he received after striking a bull late Thursday evening, July 27. The accident occurred around midnight on Alabama Highway 75 in Fyffe.
According to a press release from Dekalb County Chief Deputy Michael Edmonson, Deputy Hunter Atkins called his supervisor and advised him that he was involved in an accident and trapped in the vehicle. Before Fyffe Police Department arrived on the scene, Deputy Akins broke out the driver side window and got out of the vehicle.
Deputy Akins was responding to a call and was traveling down Highway 75 when he struck a large bull that was in the middle of the highway, the press release stated.
Fyffe Police, Fyffe Fire, DeKalb County Deputies, Rainsville Police, Shiloh Fire, Alabama State Troopers, DeKalb Ambulance Service, Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson and Sheriff Jimmy Harris all responded to the scene. Deputy Akins was transported to DeKalb Regional Hospital by DeKalb Ambulance Service where he was treated and released. K-9 Marianna is at the vet being checked out and is expected to be fine, Chief Deputy Edmondson said.
Edmondson states “Deputy Akins is very blessed not to be injured worse than what he was. Their job is a very dangerous job and as many mile as our Deputies travel we have been fortunate that they have not been in any life threatening accidents. I would like to thank Fyffe Police, Fyffe Fire, Rainsville Police, Shiloh Fire, Deputies, Alabama State Troopers and the DeKalb Ambulance Service for their prompt arrival and attention that they gave to Deputy Akins.”