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10-24-06, 11:08 AM #1Rookie
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Young officer down.
Officer Robert Langley was a four-year veteran of the University Police Department.
UM Police Officer Killed During Traffic Stop
First UPD Officer Killed in Line of Duty
OXFORD, Miss. -- A University of Mississippi police officer was killed early Saturday morning while conducting a traffic stop near the university campus.
Officer Robert Langley, 30, had stopped a vehicle for speeding when the driver suddenly pulled away, dragging him approximately 200 yards. Langley suffered severe head injuries and was taken by helicopter to the Medical Center in Memphis where he was pronounced dead.
Within 30 minutes of the incident, Oxford Police detained 20-year-old Daniel Cummings, a second-year UM student from Germantown , Tenn. Cummings has been charged with capital murder of police officer and is being held in the Lafayette County Detention Center .
A four-year veteran of the University Police Department, Langley had returned in April from serving with the National Guard in Afghanistan . He is survived by his wife Lisa, two sons and two stepdaughters.
"There are no words to describe the heartache we feel. This is a tragedy for so many people in so many ways, and our hearts are grieving for Officer Langley's family," said Chancellor Robert Khayat. "He served his country when it needed him and, like police officers everywhere, he was dedicated to making our communities safe. This is a tragic event for us all."
The incident is the first death in the line of duty for a University of Mississippi police officer, said UPD Chief Jeffrey VanSlyke.
"We are a small department and something like this hits everyone very hard," said VanSlyke. "Every law enforcement officer knows the potential danger every time they go to work. Robert Langley was a devoted father, a respected police officer. He was our brother."
10-24-06, 11:24 AM #2
Rest in Peace.To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
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10-24-06, 11:28 AM #3
Rest in Peace
10-24-06, 11:32 AM #4GrasshopperVerified LEO
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Rest in peace, brother.And Shepards we shall be,
for thee, My Lord, for thee,
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy Command.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
And teeming with souls will it ever be.
In Nomine Patris, Et Filli, Et Spiritus Sancti.
10-24-06, 11:51 AM #5Rookie
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10-24-06, 11:57 AM #6
10-24-06, 12:17 PM #7
What is wrong with people?!
When they throw that sorry POS in jail, they should have a 6' x 6' blow up of the ticket he would have gotten on the wall, just to remind him of what would have happened if he'd obeyed the law.Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.
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10-24-06, 12:26 PM #8
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10-26-06, 01:48 PM #10
R. I. P brother we have your watch now.Being the best is not what always counts. What counts is always trying your best.
Remember who you are, and where you came from. That way you never get a big head.
May those that lost their lives in 9-11 RIP, for the things you did not many could do. You left so many behind so that you could save so few. For now we stand strong as one, and will not look back till the fight is done. (me)
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10-26-06, 01:55 PM #11CopsRCool302 Guest
How sad, I'm so very sorry to hear about this, Rest in Peace! Please guys/gal's in LEO, Be careful!
10-26-06, 02:45 PM #12
10-26-06, 02:48 PM #13
so sad to hear this...
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Vine maples and sapling alders
Searched for lady slippers
Found blackberry riots and
An old skid road
Brought ghost ferns and
Hollows filled with
While waves wrapped
Intricate lacings of weeds
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His cyanotic eyes
Were hard enough to make
The sun turn tail and
Tender enough to attract me
To his world of illusion
10-26-06, 02:58 PM #14
RIP my Brother.
My thoughts and prayers to his family and his Dept."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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10-26-06, 04:12 PM #15Cheech Guest
RIP brother. Anyone know why the guy drove off like that?
10-26-06, 04:46 PM #16
RIP, brother. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. What a waste.JamesDept of the Army Civilian Police"Loyalty above all else, except Honor"Never forget those who fell on 9/11/01S&W beats 4 Aces every time
10-26-06, 06:39 PM #17
10-26-06, 07:22 PM #18
So sad... rest in peace brother...
10-26-06, 07:31 PM #19
RIP. May angels lead you in.There’s a promise I need you to make
While I’m gone you take care of the love
And I’ll deal with the hate.
Don’t worry about me; I’ll be all right
Just care for your children and sleep tight
I’ll keep you safe on my watch tonight
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