2007 Award for Valor
Officer Robert Langley, University of Mississippi
Officer Robert M. Langley was killed in the line of duty on October 21, 2006. Officer Langley became employed with the University Police Department in May 2002. He graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy in November of 2002. Officer Langley served as Police Subject Control Instructor and as K-9 Officer.
He served in the Army National Guard from November of 1993 through November of 1999 as an E-5/Sergeant. Officer Langley joined the Mississippi National Guard in January of 2005. He served in Afghanistan from April of 2005 to April of 2006. Officer Langley returned from Afghanistan in May of 2006 with the Guard’s 1st Batallion of the 114th Artillery. He received the Army Commendation Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal. He also received the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal for his service.
Officer Langley, 30, died on Oct. 21, 2006 during a motor vehicle stop involving a University student. He was the first University of Mississippi officer killed in the line of duty. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, two sons and two step-daughters.
Officer Langley was nominated by Chief Jeffrey Van Slyke of the University of Mississippi Police Department.