Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # B-5
Cause: Vehicular assault
Offender: Sentenced to 20 years
Policei Officer Robert Langley was fatally injured when he was dragged by the driver of a vehicle during a traffic stop on Jackson Avenue, near Fraternity Row, in Oxford, Mississippi.
As Officer Langley was speaking to the driver, a university student whom he had stopped for speeding, the driver suddenly sped off, dragging Officer Langley approximately 200 yards.
Officer Langley was flown to the Memphis Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
The suspect was apprehended at his residence by members of the Oxford Police Department a short time after the incident and charged with capital murder of a police officer. In 2007 the suspect plead guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Officer Langley was a member of the Mississippi National Guard and was a veteran of the War on Terrorism. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two stepdaughters.