Born in Fire
Troy grew up poor, but a hard worker and a bit of a dreamer. He loved and continues to love trucks, back roads, hunting and NASCAR. He proposed to his high school girlfriend, Mary Cross, just before their graduation, and they spent quite a few months happily engaged while Troy attended a police academy and Mary worked.
Something changed after Troy got his badge, though, and he eventually told Mary that there was nothing left between them. His offer of a place to stay until Mary could find one of her own was turned down, despite his apologies.
Six months later, he was married, and a year after that, he and his new wife had a baby boy.
Update: His wife is named Katie, and their son is named Cole. The family are members of New Purity Baptist Church, and Troy appears to be a Hunter himself.