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

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Robert Michael Langley

Police 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 Mississippi National Guard War on Terrorism veteran and had served with the University of Mississippi Police and Campus Safety Department for four years. 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

traffic stop

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Here we are again at this sad time of year. Guess things will be different this year since Rachel joined you and Rusty. My heart is heavy wishing I could take your place and you be here living life and watching the kids grow up. Guess you see where you will be getting a daughter in law soon. Watch over them as they start a new chapter in their lives. Your daddy is still working, but deals with arthritis everyday. He is getting ready for the deer season as usual. I came across your bow in the closet last week and thought how much you loved hunting and fishing. Guess you had to love it since it is in the Langley blood. As always know that you are missed dearly, all year long not just at this time of year. Keep watching over us and give the family with you a hug.


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