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Procession travels roughly 54 miles to transport fallen Fulton County Sheriff’s deputy

A 54-mile procession to transport a fallen Fulton County Sheriff’s deputy, who died in the line of duty, is set to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 26.

PEORIA, Illinois -- A 54-mile procession to transport a fallen Fulton County Sheriff's deputy, who died in the line of duty, is set to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 26.

Deputy Troy Chisum was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon, June 25, while responding to a call in Avon, according to Fulton County Sheriff Jeff Standard.  A 42-year-old man, Nathan Woodring, was taken into custody in connection with the deputy's death.

Deputy Chisum was a four-year veteran of the sheriff's office, a paramedic with the Fulton County Emergency Management Agency, a member of the West Central Special Response Team and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System- Weapons of Mass Destruction Special Response Team. 

The procession route will go from the Peoria County Coroner's office at 506 Seneca Street to Lewistown.  Here's the route:

  • California south to McClure
  • West on McClure to Knoxville
  • South on Knoxville to 74
  • 74 West to 474 East to 116 West
  • 116 West to IL Rt. 78
  • South on IL Rt 78 to IL Rt. 100
  • Arrive in Lewistown

Click here for a map of the route.

Residents have been asked to stand along the route in support of Deputy Chisum's family.

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