Greene County, Alabama, Sheriff Ison Thomas died Saturday morning of cancer.
Sheriff's Department officer Chaquita Davis said Thomas died at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa where he was being treated.
Television station ABC 33/40 reported that Thomas died at about 11 a.m.
Thomas was elected sheriff of the west Alabama county in 2006.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.