Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy, Also a Paramedic, Shot and Killed Near Avon, Illinois 170 Miles Southwest of Chicago

Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum, 39, died after being shot while responding about 2:00 p.m. Tuesday June 25, 2019 where a battery suspect was barricaded in a home near Avon, Illinois. The male offender remained barricaded overnight, and police took him into custody about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday June 26, 2019.

Police said the homicide suspect will be taken to McDonough County Jail with formal charges pending.

Police said Deputy Troy Chisum was responding to a battery and disturbance call at about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Avon, about 170 miles southwest of Chicago, and about 40 miles west of Peoria.

Police said Deputy Chisum was shot shortly after arriving to the scene after multiple shots were fired. There were no other injuries reported in the incident.

Sheriff Jeff Standard says Chisum “dedicated his life to the service of his community” and his “legacy and sacrifice will forever be remembered.”

“On behalf of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Chisum. Deputy Chisum dedicated his life to the service of his community. His legacy and sacrifice will forever be remembered.” 

-Sheriff Jeff Standard

Deputy Chisum was a four and a half year veteran of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. He was a paramedic with the Fulton County EMA and was a member of the West Central Special Response Team and the ILEAS WMD/SRT Team, Region 6.

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