CENTRAL ILLINOIS — Condolences are pouring in for fallen officer Troy Chisum.
Chisum leaves behind his wife and three daughters. Donations to the family can be made at Mid America National Bank, Canton, Ill. location and on the family’s GoFundMe page.
The 39-year-old Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a battery and disturbance call in Avon, IL. He was shot at the scene and died later that evening.
As people heard of his passing, condolences flooded in for the officer, including those from State Rep. Mike Unes (R-East Peoria), the East Peoria Fire Department and more.
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) released a statement early Wednesday:
“This tragedy is a heartbreaking reminder of the danger our law enforcement officers face as they work to keep our communities safe. I send my deepest condolences to the family of the Fulton County Sheriff’s deputy whose life was taken far too soon. As the wife of a sheriff, my heart aches to hear about these senseless acts of violence. I join the community and families across Illinois as we mourn this loss – Deputy Chisum was a hero and we must never forget his sacrifice.”Congresswoman Cheri Bustos
Assistant Majority Leader Dave Koehler (D-Peoria) said Chisum will forever be remembered.
“I am deeply saddened by the death of Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum. Deputy Chisum’s dedication to his duty and to his profession will forever be remembered by his family, friends and the community. I’d like to extend my personal condolences and that of my fellow Senators to Deputy Chisum’s family, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and the entire Fulton County community.”State Sen. Dave Koehler (D-Peoria)
Congressman Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) said:
“I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Deputy Troy Chisum’s passing and my condolences go out to Deputy Chisum’s family and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department during this most difficult time. Every day our men and women in law enforcement leave the comfort of their homes to serve and protect our communities. Unfortunately, last night, we were reminded of the ultimate sacrifice our men and women in uniform can make when answering the call for help and I echo Sheriff Standard when saying Deputy Chisum’s sacrifice will forever be remembered.”Rep. Darin LaHood (Ill.-18)