In Memory Of...

Officer Robert Langley

Officer Robert Langley University Police Officer Robert Langley was killed in the line of duty on October 21, 2006. Langley was a four-year veteran of the University Police Department and a sergeant in the Mississippi National Guard who recently returned from a combat tour in Afghanistan.

Police Officer Robert Michael Langley
University of Mississippi Police and Campus Safety Department
End of Watch: Saturday, October 21, 2006

Biographical Info
Age: 30
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: B-5

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Saturday, October 21, 2006
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info: Charged with capital murder

Officer Robert Langley was fatally injured when he was dragged by the driver of a vehicle during a traffic stop near the university campus 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.

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.

Constable Darrell Edward Lunsford Sr.

Nacogdoches County Constable's Office - Precint 3, TX
Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: January 23, 1991
Date of Incident: January 23, 1991
Age: 47

Constable Lunsford was shot and killed while on a traffic stop. During the investigation, Constable Lunsford found marijuana in the trunk of the suspect's vehicle. The three suspects then jumped Constable Lunsford and shot and killed him. The entire incident was video taped by the video camera in Constable Lunsford's patrol car. Because of the video tape, the three suspects were arrested, tried and convicted of his murder.

Constable Lunsford was 47 years old at the time of his death and is survived by his wife and two children.