Bull Kills Grottoes Farmer

Family Finds 59-Year-Old Man After He Failed To Return Home

Posted: June 17, 2013

HARRISONBURG — A Grottoes man died Saturday after a bull on his farm trampled him.

Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson said Sam Saufley, 59, of Bingham Road, died at the scene. He said family members called deputies to the farm at about 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Hutcheson said it appears Saufley went out around noon to work on his farm. As darkness approached, the family became concerned and went to look for him.

He said the family found the man and an enraged bull nearby. The family had to shoot and kill the bull before they were able to approach Saufley, Hutcheson said.

The DN-R will have a complete report on this story in Tuesday’s print and online editions.

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