Langley endowment ready to help students at Ole Miss

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — The Robert Langley Scholarship Endowment is ready to provide at least one scholarship for the upcoming fall semester.

Langley, a campus police officer with University Police Department, was killed in October 2006 when Ole Miss student Daniel Reed Cummings of Germantown, Tenn., drove off during a traffic stop, dragging Langley down the street. Cummings pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is serving a 20-year sentence.

The Oxford Eagle reports two friends of Langley, Oxford attorneys Rhea Tannehill and Jay Carmean, donated $20,000 to the scholarship fund earlier. Other fundraisers were held to get an additional $5,000 needed to create a permanent endowment.

The scholarship is to go toward the tuition of a student majoring in criminal justice.

The process to select the first recipient began in April.