Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years
Badge # 1906
Incident Date: 1/26/1985
Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge
Suspect: Convicted of manslaughter
Game Warden James Vines was shot and killed in Greene County while investigating reports of night hunters on the property of the Dollarhide Hunting Club. When Warden Vines and another officer called out to the hunters to halt, one of the hunters opened fire with a 12 gauge shotgun, killing Warden Vines.
The man who fired the fatal shot was convicted of manslaughter.
Warden Vines had served with the agency for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.