Officer dies after shooting in Fulton County, Illinois

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AVON, ILLINOIS (WGEM) – A Fulton County, Illinois, deputy died Tuesday after being shot while responding to a call.

Illinois State Police identified the deputy as Troy Chisum, 39.

Here is the ISP statement:

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 and 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.”

Police said they responded to a battery and disturbance call in Avon, Illinois, at approximately 2 p.m.

ISP said that the suspect involved had been barricaded and multiple police departments were on scene Tuesday assisting with the situation.

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