Foundation to pay off mortgage on home of slain deputy Troy Chisum

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FULTON COUNTY, Ill. — A foundation established in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter is taking on the mortgage on the home of Fulton County Sheriff’s deputy Troy Chisum.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced Friday it is doing what it can to help Chisum’s wife and daughters.

 “While no amount of money can replace the sudden and tragic loss of a husband and father, I hope the news that their home is theirs forever will make a difference. We want the family, the Sheriff’s Department and all first responders to know that we have their back,” said Frank Siller, CEO and Chairman of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Chisum was killed in the line of duty on June 25 while responding to a domestic violence call in rural Avon.

“Thank you, this means so much, I cannot tell you how grateful I am,” Amanda Chisum told Mary Siller, executive vice president of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. “I know Troy would be honored.”

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is calling on people locally and nationally to help the Chisum family by raising the necessary funds to pay off this mortgage as quickly as possible.

Those wishing to donate to the fundraising effort for Deputy Chisum may go to

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