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CUBA, Illinois — Memorial services have been set for the Fulton County Sheriff’s deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty.
Deputy Troy Chisum was responding to a disturbance call Tuesday afternoon, June 25, in a rural part of Avon, Illinois when the shooting happened. A 42-year-old man from Avon was charged with murder in the deputy’s death.
Deputy Chisum is remembered for loving his community, serving as not only a deputy, but working as a paramedic and a firefighter, according to his obituary. Deputy Chisum was also a member of the West Central Special Response Team and the ILEAS WMD/SRT team, Region 6. He also served as a Lewistown Police officer before working for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.
Outside of service, Deputy Chisum enjoyed going to the shooting range, was a football fan and liked watching the Minnesota Vikings, read the obituary. He also loved his family, a wife Amanda, and three daughters, Kyleigh, Abigail, and Gracie.
The visitation and funeral will both be held at Cuba High School. The visitation is set for Sunday, June 30 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. and the funeral is set for 11 a.m. Monday.
The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Deputy Troy Chisum Memorial Fund c/o Mid America National Bank of Canton. There has also been a GoFund Me account set up.