Deputy Game Warden James C. Vines

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

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James C. Vines

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 parents, his wife and three children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 1906

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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