Skip to comments.UPD officer killed during traffic stop (Ole Miss Police Officer)
Posted on 10/21/2006 8:06:45 PM PDT by somniferum
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."
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Good the suspect is in custody.
I have a feeling that the great State Of Mississippi has some rather harsh penalties in store for this moron.
A fitting torture penalty would be to have the driver undergo the same punishment to his own death.
I want a torture penalty.
Picture of Daniel Cummings here:
Officer Robert Langley. Age 30.
Daniel Cummings, suspect. Age 20.
Yep. He was stopped for speeding... bet he was on speed and had some in his possession.
Oh, look! A posh G'town boy! Bet his daddy gonna hire the best lawyer money can buy.
As highly as I think of police on traffic revenue duty, which isn't very highly at all, dragging an officer to death is not a reasonable response.
It's a shame the electric chair has fallen into disfavor as its application to this maggot infested college punk would include giving him a much needed haircut.
A good man is killed , and we are left with this scum.
Typical Ole Miss $$$hole fratboy. Word on one of the sports boards is that he's an SAE. Did something stupid, and now he's looking at doing a whole lot of time, and Parchman isn't a fun place for a white kid. I'll be shocked if he gets the death penalty, though. Daddy probably already has a team of lawyers working overtime.
It's a hell of a shame to lose an officer this way.
What a tragedy. May the perp meet his end soon.
Ex-cop here, and I agree with everything you said.
He's not typical at all.
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