Salvation Army offers support to fallen officer’s family

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CANTON, Ill. — The Salvation Army of Canton is offering support and prayers to the family of fallen Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum.

The Salvation Army said it is grateful to several area businesses who supported their efforts during the recent standoff in near Avon. Emergency Response teams from the Canton and Macomb Salvation Army teamed up to provide hydration and food for first responders throughout the evening and next day.

“We especially want to thank the Canton Hyvee for all their donations, as well as the Dairy Queen and IGA in Bushnell,” said Lt. Sarah Eddy, Corps Officer for the Canton Salvation Army. “We cannot do the Disaster and Emergency Response work we do without important community partners such as these.”

Chisum, who was also an EMT and first responder in Fulton County was fatally shot in the incident.

“One of my volunteers, who is with Altrusa is helping us do something special for the Deputy and his family as well as the Fulton County Sheriff’s office, so we are asking anyone who would like to offer a word of condolences and encouragement to the family as well as the Sheriff’s department to come to The Salvation Army at 176 S. 1st Ave in Canton.”

There will be baskets located in the chapel to place sympathy cards, note cards, gift cards and more.

There will also be emotional and spiritual care representatives for those in need of someone to talk to and materials to write cards. The chapel will be open from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday.

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