Services set for Illinois deputy killed in shooting

Services set for Illinois deputy killed in shooting
Deputy Troy P. Chisum of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office (Source: Illinois State Police)

AVON, Ill. (KFVS) - Funeral services have been made for an Illinois deputy shot and killed.

Visitation is Sunday, June 30 from 2-8 p.m. at Cuba Middle-Sr. High in Cuba, Illinois. The funeral will be held at the school at 11 a.m. on July 1. The school is located at 20325 N. State Route 97.

A donation fund has been set up for family at Mid America Bank in Canton, Ill. and a gofundme as well.

The Chisum family. (Photo courtesy: Illinois State Police)
The Chisum family. (Photo courtesy: Illinois State Police)

His family released a statement on Friday, June 28.

“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.”
Chisum family

According to Illinois State Police, Chisum was a four-and-a-half-year veteran of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. He was a paramedic with the Fulton County EMA, a member of the West Central Special Response Team and an ILEAS WMD/SRT Team for Region 6.

The following was released by Illinois State Police on behalf of the sheriff’s office:

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 dedicated his life to the service of his community. His legacy and sacrifice will forever be remembered. 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.
Fulton County Sheriff's Office

A nearly 19-hour standoff in a small Fulton County, Illinois town ended Wednesday morning, June 26.

Illinois State Police said Nathan Woodring, 42, of Avon, was taken into custody without any problems at approximately 8:20 a.m. and transported to the McDonough County Jail where he will be held pending formal charges.

Woodring was accused of shooting and killing Fulton County deputy Troy Chisum on Tuesday, June 25.

According to police, 39-year-old Deputy Troy Chisum was responding to a battery disturbance call around 2 p.m. at a rural Avon home.

Deputy Troy Chism (Source:
Deputy Troy Chism (Source:

During the incident, police said multiple shots were fired and Chisum was stuck and killed.

ISP reported Woodring barricaded himself in a home after the incident.

Multiple police and fire departments, sheriff’s offices and other first responders assisted with the situation.

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