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.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace Sheriff McEvoy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 1, 2020

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