On Tuesday, June 25, Fulton County (Illinois) Sheriff's Deputy Troy Chisum (age 39) was killed in the line of duty. He was shot after responding to the report of a disturbance. Troy was a four-year veteran of the sheriff's department, and also served as a paramedic for the Fulton County EMA, a firefighter for Northern Tazewell County Fire Department, and a member of the West Central Special Response Team.
Deputy Chisum is survived by his wife, three daughters, sister, parents, and other family. The Illinois Critical Incident Memorial Team reached out to Patrick Quinn, LCC K-9 Police Ministry Coordinator, to invite LCC K-9 Police Ministry and K-9 Ministry teams to the visitation and funeral.
The entire community of Cuba, Illinois (Deputy Chisum's hometown) was beautifully decorated with American flags, Blue Line flags, blue ribbons, and business and handmade signs all paying tribute to Deputy Chisum's ultimate sacrifice.
K-9 teams met with Troy's family members, sheriff's department family, law enforcement personnel from all over the United States, first responders, and others who came to pay their respects.
During the funeral, Deputy Chisum's pastor spoke of his calling to be a public servant, and what a good man he was, but he highlighted this verse from scripture as the most important thing to remember: Jesus said...“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die..." John 11:25
The following LCC K-9 Ministry Teams were blessed to serve: