Deputy Sheriff David Whitfield Gilstrap, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff David Whitfield Gilstrap, Jr.

Oconee County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, October 9, 2008

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David Whitfield Gilstrap, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff David Gilstrap was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic on Hog Mountain Road at approximately 7:30 am.

He and another deputy were providing traffic control at the entrance to a school when the incident occurred.

After the collision, he was transported to a local hospital where he remained on life support until succumbing to his injuries later that evening.

Deputy Gilstrap had served with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office for three years and had previously served with the Clarke County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 3639

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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I miss you so much Dad. It's been 15 years and I honestly cant believe it. I still can't make sense of you dying on my birthday and it's still so hard. I'm about to be 41 and you died at 49. I realize now just how young you were. I love you so much dad.

Mandi Jo Gilstrap

October 6, 2023

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