Billings, Mont., Aug. 5. – (AP) – U. A. C. (Dolph) Thomas, 68, former Wyoming peace officer, died at a local hospital last night of injuries received when a heavy log fell on him at Holm Lodge, 45 miles west of Cody, Wyo., Thursday.
Thomas, a Wyoming resident for the last 47 years, served on the Sheridan, Wyo., police force from 1908 to 1918 and was sheriff for Sheridan county for two terms, 1918-22. He recently retired after serving two and a half years as day chief of the Cody police force.
He had resided at Cody for the last 13 years and for the last two months was employed as a carpenter at Holm Lodge. He suffered a broken pelvis and internal injuries Thursday when a log he was loading on a truck fell on him.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lalla Hensinger Thomas of Sheridan; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Thomas of Sheridan; two sisters, Mrs. Andy Martin of Cody and Mrs. Dora Hicks of New Market, Iowa; two brothers, J. L. Thomas of Norwalk, Calf., and M. L. Thomas of Seattle, Wash.
The body is to be brought to Sheridan Sunday, and funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at the Reed mortuary by the Rev. Charles E. Hardesty.