He suddenly collapsed while dealing with the disturbance and passed away a short time later.
Acting Chief Colabufo had served as a part-time officer with the Hawthorne Park District Police Department for several years. He also served with the Cook County Sheriff's Office for 30 years and held the rank of Assistant Chief at the time of his passing. He is survived by his wife and one daughter.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Hawthorne Park District Police Department
5202 W 29th Place
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: (708) 863-6511