He was “a brave and honorable man.”
That’s how Fulton County Sheriff Jeff Standard describes Deputy Troy Chisum, at a funeral service Monday filled with men and women in law enforcement, ambulance services, first responders, and others, almost a week after he died in the line of duty.
Standard says the loss of Chisum to the community as well as his department, cannot be measured, following his response to what started as a disturbance call in rural Avon.
“Tuesday, June 25th, was a day many of us will never forget,” says Standard. “Those terrifying words, ‘Shots fired. Officer down,’ are words that will stay with me forever. They are a life-changer, and have become a catalyst for so many lives changed.”
Standard called Chisum, “a first responder at all levels.”
Chisum is also being remembered simply as “dad.”
“Every kid grows up thinking that their dad is a superhero. We grew up to realize that he actually was, and we knew that every second,” says Kyleigh Chisum, one of Troy Chisum’s daughters. “There was never anything we needed that he wasn’t there for. He knew our family inside and out.”
Each of Chisum’s three daughters wore blue, and had blue streaks in their hair. Kyleigh served on the Fulton County Ambulance Service with her father. She says it was her dad who convinced her she had what it takes to serve.
Chisum’s pastor referred to Troy Chisum as “a good guy.”
The man who allegedly shot and killed Chisum — 42-year-old Nathan Woodring of Avon — remains charged with murder and will be in court next week.