Funeral services announced for west central Illinois deputy killed in the line of duty

FULTON COUNTY, Ill. (WREX) — Funeral services are announced for the west central Illinois deputy killed Tuesday in the line of duty.

Fulton County Deputy Troy Chisum was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call in rural Avon, Illinois.

Deputy Chisum was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and was the son of Phil and Debra (Hebb) Chisum. In 1999, he married his loving wife, Amanda Stoddard.

Deputy Chisum loved his community and was a Deputy with the Fulton County Sheriff’s office at the time of his death. He also worked as a paramedic with Fulton County Emergency Medical Association and as a firefighter with Northern Tazewell County. He was a member of the West Central Special Response Team and the ILEAS WMD/SRT team, Region 6. Deputy Chisum had formerly worked for the Lewistown Police Department.

He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings, going to the shooting range, playing on his alumni football team, and any activities that involved his wife and daughters.

Deputy Chisum is survived by his wife Amanda, three daughters, parents, stepfather, mother and father-in-law, stepbrother, stepsister, maternal grandparents, and several nieces and nephews.

The following is the schedule released by Illinois State Police for services for Deputy Chisum:

VISITATION: Sunday, June 30, 2019, 2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Cuba Middle-Senior High School, 20325 North State Route 97, Cuba, Illinois 61427

Law Enforcement walk-through will begin at 5:00 P.M. (4:00 P.M. line-up)

FUNERAL: Monday, July 1, 2019, 11:00 A.M.

Cuba Middle-Senior High School

20325 North State Route 97

Cuba, Illinois 61427

BURIAL: Per the family’s wishes, burial is private

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