Deputy U.S. Marshal Andrew W. McGennis

Deputy U.S. Marshal Andrew W. McGennis

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, September 13, 1892

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Andrew W. McGennis

Deputy Marshal McGennis and Deputy Marshal Vernon Wilson were shot and killed in Fresno County, California, while they attempted to arrest two suspects wanted for the murder of Tulare County, California, Deputy Oscar Beaver one month earlier.

The suspects were Chris Evans and John Sontag, notorious California train robbers. A little less than a year later, Sontag was killed and Evans was apprehended after a gun battle with a posse. Evans lost an eye and his right hand in the fight.

Chris Evans was convicted of the murder of all three officers and sentenced to life in Folsom Prison. He was paroled in 1912.

Deputy Marshal McGennis is buried in Block 54, Lot 7 Grave # 4 in Modesto Citizens' Cemetery, Modesto, California.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location California
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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DUSM McGennis,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

September 13, 2022

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