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Detective Vicky Anne Owen Armel

Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, May 8, 2006

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Reflections for Detective Vicky Anne Owen Armel

I miss Vicky O. You are never forgotten.

MPO, MDS Mike Barker
Simpsonville Police Department, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office (

May 10, 2021

Honoring and Remembering you today, Vicky on the 15th anniversary of your passing. Your sister Betty and I were childhood friends so I feel certain that our paths crossed at least once. Rest easy....

Karen Linden Donehoo
friend of family

May 8, 2021

GOD Bless You Vicky. I can’t believe it’s been 15 years already.

MDS. Rich Reeves (Retired) Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office

May 8, 2021

I remember this incident very well and the wake up call it presented walking out the back door of the Troop everyday. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 8, 2021

Thinking of you today.

Detective/Prior OCN

December 25, 2020


I remember the first time I saw you on ODMP. I was looking into the website because I thought it was interesting. I didn't know you, but I did know that you died on my birthday protecting those you swore to protect. While I was being born you were dying in the line of duty, and that made my heart go out to you.

Someday I want to be a police officer. And whether I die in the line of duty doing my job like you, or I have a relatively safe career, I know that it is my calling from God to be a police officer.

God bless police officers, and thank you for being a hero, Vicky.

Noah R.

November 1, 2020


Over the years, I have thought about you quite often. Sometime it’s in sadness and I think back to that awful day. Sometimes I think back to the day of your funeral, and of being a part of that processional and seeing the thousands and thousands of people that had lined the roads from McLean all the way to Warrenton. Mostly I think about what an amazing deputy sheriff you were to work with and how blessed I was to have come on the department at a time when women like you and Jan Hallman were fighting hard for female deputies’ rights. You taught me so much about the jail and law enforcement. I was sorry to see you leave us for the police department but knew that’s where your heart was leading you.

My daughter started college last year and is majoring in Criminal Justice. That has brought on a whole new wave of reflection. It’s a really scary thing to think about your daughter going into law enforcement. But I think about the good that you did, the good that we did, the good that I did, the good that most of us do and I have to accept that the job still must be done.

Most recently I have been recounting to my daughter some of our escapades at work. Some of the incidents we worked together, including of course the very funny parts of the stories. You had such a great sense of humor and it always made the crazy things we dealt with somehow more bearable.

My daughter knows that you are my law enforcement friend that died that day in the police station parking lot. She has know that since she was 5. She’s 19 now. She knows that you are a hero who came to the aid of another officer. She knows the respect I have for you and that sometimes the tears come out of nowhere when I all of a sudden think about you. But she has never heard the full story of that day. I think I have been shielding her, or maybe myself from thinking about the details.

Tonight, I’m going to share with her the whole story. Your legacy deserves that. The hero’s whole story deserves to be heard. I need to be brave like you were Vicky.

1st Lt. Mylene Whorton, Retired
Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office

June 23, 2020

God bless you

Mark Mottola

May 8, 2020

Continue to rest in peace, my sister. Blessings and strength for your loving family.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

May 8, 2020

On today's date, two ornaments were added to the Christmas tree at City of Fairfax Police Headquarters in Honor of Detective Armel. Always in our hearts, never forgotten.

City of Fairfax Police Department

December 27, 2019

Rest in peace Detective Armel.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 30, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 8, 2019

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your courage has not been forgotten.

MPO Jim Hepler (retired)
Fairfax County Police Department

May 8, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 8, 2018

Rest well my sister in Heaven while you watch over all of us who are great full for your courage and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

May 8, 2018

It is often I think about you Vickey, it is acts such as this cowardness that break my heart. You will always be in our thoughts and your family in our prayers.
God Bless.

Pete Sheil
School Friend

June 29, 2017

Never Forgotten. Rest in Peace my friend.

Retired Second Lieutenant Victor LoPreto
Fairfax County Police Department

May 8, 2017

Thank you for your service my sister. May you always watch over your loving family from a better place. Your memory will always be in the hearts of all the people whom you have touched. Rest in perpetual peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 8, 2017

You were a great mom, and I think of you everyday, and I can only hope to be as great a person and mother as you were, from the French-fry Fridays, to the mornings before you went to work sitting in front of the TV and eating those tiny bags of muffins with you, you always showed me you loved me and I couldn't have asked for anyone better to be my mother, love you

Masen Armel

January 4, 2017

IN HONORE CASORUM - Gone but not forgotten

Officer R. Miller
T/Durham PD NY

May 8, 2016

Rest in Peace Detective Vicky Anne Owen Armel. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family on this Mother's Day. You are certainly a Mother to be proud of.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

May 8, 2016

Thinking of you and Mike this week. Never forget...

MPO Terri Doyle (Ret)
Fairfax County Police

May 7, 2016

Sister Armel your story touched me so deeply when I was in the academy and still Today. This morning while I was reflecting on Gods Loving Word, the Most High reminded me of your sacrifice and how so similar it was to the Ultimate sacrifice our Lord Jesus performed for the world to see and Behold! Even now at this moment I type with tears falling down my face with Joy knowing that "We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. So, Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service."
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!!!!!!! See You Soon Sister Armel!

PFC Jones
FFX County Sheriff's Office

February 24, 2016

My Sophmore daughter was tasked a school assignment/paper on "sacrifice" and "character" and came to me for ideas. I had the distinct honor of speaking about you and Mike this evening at the kitchen table with her at length. Forever in my heart.

Former Detective/OCN
Fairfax County Police

September 9, 2015

Vicky O. Golly do I miss ya. I can always see your smile and hear your laugh, reminds me of the good times. I have one of the guys on my shift up there for Police Week, I've asked him to find your name and say a little prayer.


Sgt. Mike Barker
Simpsonville Police Dept., Fairfax County Sheriff's Office (ret.)

May 14, 2015

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