Police Officer Robert Michael Langley

Police Officer Robert Michael Langley

University of Mississippi Police and Campus Safety Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, October 21, 2006

Robert Michael Langley

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.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge B-5
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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It seems like yesterday we were playing ball and talking about the future in law enforcement. I visit your grave when I can and every time I go by the cemetery I honk the horn and say miss you buddy. You would be so proud of your boys. Robbie has done well in football. They won a state title this year. Cory is doing well in baseball and football. I have let Cory on the field a few times when he has come to Robbie's football games. Cory gets excited about being able to go onto the field with Robbie. I will never forget you or the things you and I did together as friends. I love you brother. You are in my thoughts everyday.

Lynn Deputy Sheriff
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December 6, 2016

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