We lost another brother.
On Tuesday evening, Illinois State Police said that a Fulton County, Illinois deputy died after being shot in the line of duty while responding to a call.
He was Deputy Troy Chisum, a 39-year-old who had been with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office for four and a half years.
He was also a paramedic with the Fulton County EMA. On top of that, he was a member of the West Central Special Response Team and the ILEAS WMD/SRT Team, Region 6.
Illinois State Police put out a statement on social media:
“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.”
It happened Tuesday afternoon just outside Avon, Illinois.
The deputy was called to the area at about 2 p.m. after a call about a battery and disturbance. ISP said that the suspect involved had been barricaded and multiple police departments showed up to assist.
Police have not said why the deputy was shot. We do know he was brought by LifeFlight to an area hospital, where he did not survive.
Shortly after, Illinois State Police and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office surrounded a house in the 5200 block of Troy Road. They were joined by several special tactics police teams including ones reportedly from Macomb and Peoria.
Our crew has been pushed back from the scene where an officer was reportedly injured in a shooting situation.@bauer_katherine is there and shared these photos with us. pic.twitter.com/GxvVZZasph
— WQAD (@wqad) June 25, 2019
Teams were staging in Ellisville, and one officer said they were using a Bearcat armored car to bring the negotiator closer to the house to try and end a standoff. Other sources say that armored car was being used to get to the downed deputy.
@cnnbrk a Fulton County Illinois Deputy has been shot and lifeflighted and shooter is barricaded in house. Avon Illinois
— BJ McCullum (@WMTWILL) June 25, 2019
Local media reports that another officer noted over the open radio scanner that they had a run in with the same person about a year ago, and had to negotiate with him via cell phone.
Sources say two people were brought to the Galesburg Police Department after being potentially linked to the incident.
According to Galesburg police Lt. James Bradford, those two were being interviewed by other law enforcement agencies. As of Tuesday afternoon, no arrests had been made.
But Avon Police Chief Don Shamblin said Tuesday afternoon there’s no cause for concern.
“I don’t believe the public’s at risk at this time.”
On North Bradley Avenue near OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center, more than 100 police officers, deputies and first responders from more than dozen departments lined the street show their respect for the fallen officer.
Joined with them, hospital staff also stood.
The ambulance carrying Chisum’s body to the hospital was escorted by officers from Peoria, Peoria County, Peoria Heights, Bartonville, Woodford County, Tazewell County, Knox County, Fulton County, state police and others.
When it arrived, the officers stood at attention and saluted as his body was brought into the building.
Also last night, police in Cincinnati sent an important message to criminals: shoot at us and we’re coming for you.
Just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, U.S. Marshals said they have Jacob Julick in custody. They say they captured him without incident after finding him hiding in a third floor attic.
Julick is accused of shooting at police in Cincinnati and escaping. He’s been on the run for 19 days. Here’s what started it all.
Police say on June 6, 27-year-old Jacob Ray Julick opened fire on Lakeside Park police officers after they pulled him over in Erlanger.
The stop happened on Dixie Highway near Short Hill Lane, by the Speedway gas station.
Police say he pulled out a gun and fired at officers, then took off on foot. Over the past several days, he’s been spotted in the area.
Jacob Julick’s mother Mary told media outlets that her son called her and said he was surrounded by police and “didn’t know what to do.” Shortly after, police confirmed to local media outlets that Julick was the suspect in the home they had surrounded. Three loud bangs were reported, but according to police they were not gunshots.
They say he then lead police on a chase that intentionally put others at “risk of serious physical injury or death” and that he intentionally tried to ram the front of a police cruiser.