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Deputy Game Warden James C. Vines | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Alabama Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Alabama

Deputy Game Warden

James C. Vines

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Alabama

End of Watch: Saturday, January 26, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 1906

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/26/1985

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Suspect: Convicted of manslaughter

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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.

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