As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
CICERO, Ill. — The acting police chief for the Hawthorne Park District Police Department of Ill. died of a heart attack Sunday after responding to a disturbance call.
Chief Nick Colabufo, 52, collapsed on the scene and died a short time later, according to ODMP.
Colabufo had served as a part-time officer with Hawthorne Park for several years, as well as the Cook County Sheriff's Office for 30 years, where he held the rank of Assistant Chief at the time of his passing.
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