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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I am just a black retired lady from Mississippi. I grew up until the age of fourteen in Coles and Crosby Mississippi. Then moved to Detroit MI then Grand Rapids. My career with a fortune five hundred company took me to live in several states. My son was a policeman who just retired in MO in 2020. He served for thirty years. I just happened to be on my computer tonight and saw this Handsome officer, a father and Husband and son. My heart is breaking for this family. What I pray for is peace for this family. Heaven has an angel watching over you all and me as well. I am so angry also that the person that is responsible for Mr. Langley's death only was charged with Manslaughter and only got twenty years. Why not Capital Murder and life for this crime. This is awful and not justice to me at all for this family. Please stay strong. Don't know you but love you all and will always keep you in my prayers. Wish I could give you all a big hug. Here is one... Love, Clementine Sparks from Kansas City, MO

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