Chisum family issues statement

The Illinois State Police and the Fulton County Sheriffs Department have provided a statement made by the family of fallen Fulton County Sheriffs Deputy Troy Chisum, killed in the line of duty earlier this week. Below is the statement.

“The Family of Deputy Troy Chisum mourns the loss of their husband, father, son and friend. We could never begin to thank law enforcement or the thousands from our community who have reached out to us to express their love and support.

To the public, he became a hero on June 25th, when he was killed in the line of duty. To us he has always been a hero.

There are no words to describe what was taken from us. Married at 19 and loved more now than he was then. Our world will never be the same. His girls are strong and will get through this due to the strength, courage and love he instilled in us. He was the very best part of us. There is no better honor than to call him our husband and father. He is the greatest man we will ever know.”

The Chisum Family and the Sheriffs Department invite the public to attend a Memorial Service at the Canton Varsity Softball diamond at 6:45 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. game. “Join us as we watch his youngest daughter and her team play a softball game in his honor,” the statement says.

(Photo distributed by Illinois State Police)

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