Mortgages paid in full for fallen Illinois deputies Jacob Keltner, Troy Chisum

Published: Sep. 11, 2019 at 11:57 AM CDT
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Families of Jacob Keltner and Troy Chisum, two fallen Illinois deputies, will have their mortgages paid in full.

The formal announcement will come Friday from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a 9/11 organization based in New York, according to a news release.

Keltner, a McHenry County Deputy, was fatally shot on March 7 while executing an arrest warrant at the Extended Stay America in Rockford.

Chisum, a Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy, was killed after responding to a domestic violence call in Avon, Illinois in June.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation promised to pay off mortgages of the homes within days of the tragedies, according to a news release.

Frank Siller, the Foundation Chairman and CEO, will make an announcement on the mortgages to the families of both deputies at the "8th Annual Midwest BBQ for the Brave" in Frankfort, Illinois.

“These two men lost their lives protecting their communities," says Siller. "It is an honor to be able to tell the wives of these heroes that they never have to make another mortgage payment, that they will never have to worry about losing their homes."

For more information on the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation,