UPDATED STATEMENT REGARDING ONGOING
INCIDENT IN AVON, IL
Avon, Illinois- Today, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Illinois State Police officers responded to a battery and disturbance call in Avon, Illinois (Fulton County) involving the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information indicates a Fulton County Deputy was shot and injured. The suspect involved is currently barricaded in rural Avon, and multiple police departments are on scene assisting with the ongoing situation. More details surrounding the incident are not available at this time. Illinois State Police will be the lead investigative agency. There is no additional information at this time; additional information will be released once it becomes available.
MESSAGE FROM FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF JEFF STANDARD
Today, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum, 39 years of age, responded to a battery and disturbance call in Avon, IL. During the incident, multiple shots were fired and Deputy Chisum was fatally injured as a result. Deputy 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, was a member of the West Central Special Response Team, and the ILEAS WMD/SRT Team, Region 6. “On behalf of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Chisum. Deputy Chisum dedicated his life to the service of his community. His legacy and sacrifice will forever be remembered.”
-Sheriff Jeff Standard
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