U. of Mississippi Police Officer Killed During Traffic Stop

OXFORD, Miss. – During what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop for speeding Oct. 21, an Ole Miss police officer was killed as he was dragged by the vehicle he had just cited.

According to school authorities, officer Robert Langley, 30, had stopped Daniel Cummings, 20, for speeding. Suddenly, Cummings drove away, dragging Langley for approximately 200 yards. The officer sustained severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the Medical Center in Memphis.

The driver has been charged with capital murder of a police officer.

Langley was a four-year veteran of the school’s police department and had recently returned from serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, two sons and two stepdaughters.

This is the first on-duty fatality for the department.

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