FULTON COUNTY — The family of fallen Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum is speaking out.
Chisum’s family (his wife and three daughters) released a statement through the Illinois State Police, saying he “has always been a hero.”
“The Family of Deputy Troy Chisum mourns the loss of their husband, father, son and friend. We could never begin to thank law enforcement or the thousands from our community who have reached out to us to express their love and support.
To the public, he became a hero on June 25th, when he was killed in the line of duty. To us he has always been a hero.
There are no words to describe what was taken from us. Married at 19 and loved more now than he was then. Our world will never be the same. His girls are strong and will get through this due to the strength, courage and love he instilled in us. He was the very best part of us. There is no better honor than to call him our husband and father. He is the greatest man we will ever know.”– Chisum family
Chisum was fatally shot Tuesday during what ended up being a 19 hour-standoff between police and suspect 42-year-old Nathan Woodring in rural Avon. Woodring was charged with one count of first degree murder on Thursday.
First responders, politicians and organizations from all across Illinois have paid respects to the fallen deputy.
A visitation will be held Sunday, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cuba High School. The funeral service will be Monday at 11:00 a.m., also at Cuba High School.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to support the Chisum family.