In Memory of

Deputy Troy Chisum

Full Name: Troy P. Chisum
Date of Birth: August 10, 1979
Date of Death: June 25, 2019
June 30, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Cuba High School 20325 N State Rt 97 Cuba
Service Information:
July 1, 2019 - 11:00 AM - Cuba High School 20325 N State Rt 97 Cuba

Canton-  Deputy Troy P. Chisum, 39, of Canton was killed in the line of duty while serving the citizens of Fulton County Tuesday June 25, 2019 on Troy Rd in rural Avon.  He was born August 10, 1979 in Phoenix, AZ; the son of Phil and Debra (Hebb) Chisum. He married the love of his life Amanda Stoddard on April 17, 1999 in Canton. She survives along with his father, Phil Chisum of Apache Junction, AZ; his mother and step father, Debra (Mike) Wheeler of Canton, mother and father-in-law, Walt (Kathy) Thomas of Cuba, three daughters, the lights of his life, Kyleigh (Andy DeLost) Chisum of Canton, Abigail Chisum and Gracie Chisum both of Canton, one sister, Krysta Dilts of Canton, step brother, Zach Wheeler of Canton, step sister Cher’ (Matt) Valdez of Phoenix, AZ; maternal grandparents, Lyle and Betty Hebb of Canton, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and sister-in-law Jessica Lasswell.

Troy loved his community and was a Deputy with the Fulton County Sheriff’s office. He also worked as a paramedic with Fulton County EMA and a firefighter with Northern Tazewell County. Troy was a member of the West Central Special Response Team and the ILEAS WMD/SRT team, Region 6. He had formerly worked for Lewistown Police Department. Troy enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings play, going to the shooting range, playing on the alumni football team and any activities that involve his wife and girls. Troy was always his daughters’ number 1 fan and loved watching Abby and Gracie work their magic on the softball field and be a guidance to Kyleigh as she pursues her medical career.  Troy always helped and inspired his daughters to always follow their dreams. His girls have always said he was put on this earth to be a dad. Deputy Chisum dedicated his life to the service of his community. His legacy and sacrifice will forever be remembered.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday at the Cuba High School with Pastor Corby Skiles officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 until 8 pm also at the Cuba High School. Cremation will be accorded following the services.  Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Deputy Troy Chisum Memorial Fund c/o Mid America National Bank of Canton or Deputy Troy Chisum Memorial Fund go fund me account.
Friday night at the Canton Varsity Softball diamond please join the family at 7 pm as we watch his youngest daughter and her team play a game in his honor.  
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From: Tina SipesJun 26 2019 5:13PM
Our family is deeply saddened over your tragic loss. Deputy Chisum will always be remembered as a hero in our eyes. We offer our sincere condolences to the family .
From: Sandy SmithJun 26 2019 5:16PM
Deepest sympathy to family
From: cindy yazvecJun 27 2019 2:35AM
all thmat I can say is that deputy troy chisum was a hero and that will be truly missed from everyone that cared for him and that he will be remembered as a true hero that he was and he will be in your hearts forever RIP may God be with hearts go out to your family.

From: Janice E. EmmonsJun 27 2019 8:56AM
I have no words or way of understanding how terrible you all must feel.  I am sorry you are having to go through this awful time.  I will be praying that the Lord our God ministers to you and comforts you and want you to know that his sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Janice and Brian Emmons
From: Sheriff Dusty TerrillJun 27 2019 12:59PM
Our condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Troy Chisum!  Words cannot express our sincere and heartfelt sorrow for your loss!  

Also, on behalf of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office our hearts and thoughts go out to all the employees of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.

God be with you all ....
From: Annie Kucia Jun 27 2019 1:24PM
“My Deepest Condolences going out to his wife and Daughters .
They are thought of and in our prayers.
From: Annie Kucia Jun 27 2019 1:26PM
Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife and daughters today.
Ya all are in our prayers.
From: Becki Utenage Jun 27 2019 2:18PM
My most deepest condolences to the family and friends.
May god rest his beautiful soul. ????
From: Percy FieldsJun 27 2019 2:29PM
From: Elizabeth Haines Jun 27 2019 2:44PM
Sending our most sincere sympathy and condolences to Troy Chisum's family and loved ones, we are all so very truly sorry for your loss of Deputy Chisum, and sending thoughts and prayers to you All during this most difficult time.
From: The Henson/Denning Families Jun 27 2019 3:03PM
We are sending out our Thoughts and Prayers for all family & friends. Thank You for all your dedication and service! May you Rest In Peace & God Bless.
From: Brian & Natalie OrwigJun 27 2019 3:08PM
Our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Chisum.  May this hero rest in peace.  Thank you for your service to our community.
From: Robin VarnesJun 27 2019 3:56PM
I am so very saddened by this tragedy. Please know my thoughts and prayers for some sort of comfort all of you.
I am an EMT/Fire at Logan Trivoli, and am a retired ISP retired daughter. Peace be with you.
From: Robin VarnesJun 27 2019 3:56PM
I am so very saddened by this tragedy. Please know my thoughts and prayers for some sort of comfort all of you.
I am an EMT/Fire at Logan Trivoli, and am a retired ISP retired daughter. Peace be with you.
From: Caryn Jun 27 2019 4:19PM
My deepest condolences we’re keeping all of you in our prayers
From: Holly RoosJun 27 2019 4:27PM
There are no words to express how deep our hurt and sadness is. Our hearts are broken for your family and our community. Our prayers, love, and support are with Amanda and the girls, all of his family, co-workers, friends and our community. Our deepest condolences to you all.
From: Randy BensonJun 27 2019 4:28PM
The Yates City Police Department extends th deepest sympathy and all our prayers to the family of Deputy Chisum and the Fulton County Sheriff's Department
From: Andrea and Jerry FordJun 27 2019 4:36PM
My husband and family send our deepest condolences to your family. We are so sorry to hear this and are thinking about you guys. Let us know if you need anything at all. Prayers and hugs to you all. God Bless.
From: Sheri WildebourJun 27 2019 5:07PM
As a Canton High School employee for 17 years, Eastside Nazarene Church member with Lyle and Betty Hebb in the past, I send my deepest sympathy to Officer Chisum's family, his grandparents Lyle and Betty, His cousin's Holly & Ivy  (who I still am close friends with) and his mother and father. I knew of Troy from Betty and Lyle talking of him in many conversations. God bless the example he set for many people and the life he used to serve others...truly sad and too sudden!
From: Sherry GoldringJun 27 2019 5:14PM
My deepest sympathies to Troys family. I had the honor of working with Troy at GHAS. He was just a kid back then. I always found him polite and likeable. A gentleman. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was and forever will be, a hero.
From: Eric ArnoldJun 27 2019 5:24PM
The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute would like to express our deepest sympathies to Deputy Chisum's family, friends, and colleagues.
From: Sally ShieldsJun 27 2019 5:26PM
There are no words. :(
From: Sally ShieldsJun 27 2019 5:26PM
There are no words. :(
From: Lori GroveJun 27 2019 6:17PM
Prayers to the family. I'm so sorry for your loss.
From: Lori GroveJun 27 2019 6:19PM
Prayers to the family. I'm so sorry for your loss.
From: Cindy WhiteJun 27 2019 6:36PM
Our hearts break for Troy's wife, children and family.  He was such a hero and did not deserve to die in such a senseless act.  I pray for comfort and piece as you grieve.   Please know your community is here for you.  Bless you all!
From: Tony and Lisa FahrenbruchJun 27 2019 6:38PM
Amanda, Kyleigh, Abby and Gracie.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that we are here if you need anything.  Troy was a great friend and co-worker and will be missed greatly.  We will keep you all in our prayers.
From: Barbara and Don CarpenterJun 27 2019 6:54PM
We send our condolences to Deputy Chisum's family and the Fulton County Sheriff's Department.  You are in our thoughts and prayers in your time of loss and healing.  
From: deniseJun 27 2019 8:16PM
Deepest sympathy for your loss.
From: Mary WoodruffJun 27 2019 9:14PM
Amanda and family and friends there are no words I can express
That would comfort you and your heartbreaking at this time. Just remember the Lord has a very special person to his left and Troy is the perfect angel to be there.
RIP officer Chisum and know we will be there for your family. Prayers of strength and courage to for these painful times. God bless.
From: Curtis yazvecJun 28 2019 12:15AM
will be truly missed.He was the true hero that loved and enjoyed his life of what he did the most was being the deputy Fulton county sheriff's office.He loved everything that he did his work,his friends,and his family and kids.Most of all it's very important for everyone to raise your flag in ho or for the deputy that lost his life he will be remembered by everyone that cared for him.May God be with you.
From: StaceyJun 28 2019 8:56AM
Thoughts and prayers for your family for such a senseless and tragic loss
From: StaceyJun 28 2019 8:56AM
Thoughts and prayers for your family for such a senseless and tragic loss
From: Sandy TourtillottJun 28 2019 9:07AM
So sorry for your terrible loss.  Words can not tell you how i feel.  My thoughts and prayers for all.
From: Jimmy EnglishJun 28 2019 9:47AM
R.I.P.  Deputy Chisum. Thank you for your service in protecting the Fulton County residents. God bless you and thank you.
From: Chelli Starcevich Jun 28 2019 9:51AM
So deeply sorry for your loss. Fly high and be the best angel your family could have. From a sister in blue years ago my heart breaks for all of you. My deepest condolences to your wife and daughter's. Thank you for all you did to protect our community. You were a true HERO.
From: Robert W. MolleckJun 28 2019 11:44AM
Our family is sending our deepest condolences to Troy's family,police officers are part of our family one from Peoria County Retired and one from Peoria and Canton Police retired..We respect police officers deep in our hearts and Troy is a very well respected.. We respect and love you.  Bob & Sam Molleck
From: Commander Tad A. WilliamsJun 28 2019 1:02PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Chisum, his family, and colleagues.   Rest in peace brother, you will never be forgotten.

From the Staff, Instructors, and Recruits of the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center (MCLETC).
From: Scott Avery - Sgt IL Conservation PoliceJun 28 2019 1:08PM
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Chisum!  Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss!  My heart and prayers go out to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office and his other co-workers.  May the Lord give you his Peace during these tough times!
From: Vickie DeLongJun 28 2019 1:09PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of yours families and friends. May God be with each and everyone of you. Deputy Chisum you will always be remembered and never forgotten......
From: Raschell Lynn HarrisonJun 28 2019 1:28PM
My Heart goes out to this Beautiful Family and Friends Prayers for this Family I never had the Pleasure of personally knowing him but I know alot of people who did and I was told he was an outstanding person and and officer.My thoughts and prayers and the biggest hugs goes out to everyone involved.RIP DEPUTY TROY CHISUM
From: LauraJun 28 2019 4:25PM
Sending prayers.  so  sorry for your loss. Keep faith God will help you an your girls through this very difficult time
From: Marianne PilkingtonJun 29 2019 4:18PM
So sorry for the loss of your family member especially in the line of duty. Such a sorrowful experience
you have to endure.
From: DianaJun 29 2019 6:02PM
My family and I send our condolences to the Chisum family. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
From: DianaJun 29 2019 6:05PM
My family and I send our condolences to the Chisum family. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Elaine KeeverJun 29 2019 6:28PM
My deepest condolences To The Family and Friends of Officer Chisum., Praying for Everyone, Should Not have Happened!! May God Wrap His Loving Arms Around Each and Everyone of You,May He Rest In Eternal Peace!! Heart Broken for a such a Tradegy to happen,May God strengthen You and Yours in the days to come!! Praying for God's Comfort to carry you through!! Thank You for Your Service Sir!!
From: Craig W. MillerJun 30 2019 10:45AM
Words can not adequately express the feelings that I, as well as all of Fulton County, have in our hearts for Troy and his family.  RIP
From: William FillinghamJul 1 2019 1:12PM
To the Family of Troy, we pray you find comfort with Family, Friends and the Good Lord Jesus during this time of sorrow and loss. We lost our Son, Anthony, 1 year ago to Leukemia and he was a Policeman for 20 years, a Veteran, and a Father of 4 young Daughters. We pray you find comfort in all the wonderful Memories you had with Troy and know that he is always with you. God Bless Lee & Martha Fillingham
From: Rick and Kathy Heller and familyJul 2 2019 12:01PM
Sending sympathy and prayers and hugs to the family, friends, first responder’s brotherhood of Fulton County for the loss of Troy
From: Martinez family Jul 9 2019 11:37AM
Our deepest condolences to the family. We appreciate all the hard work Deputy Officer Chisum has done for the community. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this extremely difficult time.
From: Brenda ShortAug 24 2019 9:08AM
Deepest sympathy for your loss

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