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Alabama State Trooper remains in intensive care after EF-4 tornado hit Lee County

The trooper's home in Salem is gone.

Posted: Mar 7, 2019 5:41 PM

On Thursday, an Alabama State Trooper, Sergeant Robert Burroughs, is in intensive care after an EF-4 tornado struck the community of Salem in Lee County.

The trooper's home in Salem is gone, and all that's left standing is the back porch and the family's pool. Now, a Blue Lives Matter flag stands untouched attached to Burroughs' mailbox. We don't know if it survived the storm, or was placed there after.

Sergeant Robert Burroughs; Courtesy of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Volunteers said they met with Burroughs' daughter and found out what they could do to help. They went through a pile of debris to find the mementos the family wanted to save.

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