The One Hundred Club of San Mateo County

William Phillip McEvoy

William Phillip McEvoy


  • Sheriff


  • San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

  • Date of Birth: July 5, 1861

  • End of Watch: October 28, 1897

Sheriff McEvoy was killed as he tried to arrest an intoxicated man who had just shot and killed his father.

As Sheriff McEvoy entered the house, he was shot and killed by the suspect. The  suspect was later apprehended, after being wounded in a shoot-out with other officers.

The suspect was sentenced to death and later executed at San Quentin.
  • Office Area: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
  • Date of Birth: July 5, 1861
  • End of Watch: October 28, 1897
  • Title/Position: Sheriff
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