Sgt. Dula joined the Las Vegas Police Department on June 16, 1952. He was promoted to Sergeant on January 16, 1954. He served the department for approximately three years.
While working out of the Traffic Division he and his partner responded to a call to aid a citizen who had been beaten at Las Vegas Boulevard South and Fremont. At 12th and Fremont Sgt. Dula’s motorcycle was struck by two juveniles. The two teenagers who struck Sgt. Dula’s motorcycle were the same two suspects who had beaten up the citizen and were fleeing from the incident.
The incident occurred 10 minutes before the end of his tour of duty on April 8, 1955. He died at age 26 and was survived by his wife and two small children.