Sheriff William Phillip McEvoy

Sheriff William Phillip McEvoy

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, October 28, 1897

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William Phillip McEvoy

Sheriff William McEvoy was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a drunk man who had just shot and killed his father.

As Sheriff McEvoy entered the house, the suspect shot him. The suspect was later shot and wounded by other officers before being taken into custody.

The suspect was sentenced to death and later executed at San Quentin Prison.

Sheriff McEvoy had served as Sheriff of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office for five years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

arrest attempt

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Sheriff McEvoy,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Mateo County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 28, 2022

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