Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Merry Christmas Young Lady,
Thank you for your wise words and your gift that keeps giving.
I know you still watch over your family, both Tyler and the kids and the police family as well.


December 24, 2007

Thinking of you at Christmas, hoping the kids are doing well and have many memories of their mommy! While we give thanks for a great year in our family, we say prayers for you and your family. You are not forgotten.

Merry Christmas

Springdale, Ohio

December 23, 2007

Hey Vicky,
I think about you all the time. We put up the tree and came across all the decorations you have made for us over the years.It took my breath away.We decorated the outside of the house in blue lights in your honor.You can see the blue glow from a mile away. The kids are excited about Santa coming.Wish you were here.


December 22, 2007

Our family is thinking of yours this Christmas, and wishing you all the best.

Shawnee Ryan
wife of Fairfax APO

December 22, 2007

Thinking of you and Gabby and of course Vinny.


December 20, 2007

Hey Vicky,
Happy Thanksgiving.Miss you.I think about you all the time and I really miss your cooking on the holidays.


November 22, 2007

Today several of us witnessed Brian Kennedy being sentenced for his role in the worst crime in Fairfax County history. While we can could never be satisfied with a sentence on the man that could have stopped this whole tragedy, at least he is sentenced to prison and we can finally move on as best possible. Many of us will never be the same, but all are better for having been friends with you.
Untill we cross paths again, take care my sister.

November 8, 2007

Hi Vicky. Just been thinking about you lately. Love ya.

Administrative Assistant

November 8, 2007

Hey Aunt Vicky!

So I'm sitting in my dorm room and I looked up and saw the picture of me, you, and uncle tyler at the open house at the Reston Police station I think. That was taken when I was 8!


October 14, 2007


I have been wanting to come here for such a long time to leave a message. The day you left us I was boarding a plane to leave the Country and was simply devastated. I always looked forward to seeing you in my Courtroom so we could share stories about our kids and catch up with eachother. You always brought a smile to my face. It's still hard to believe you left us the way you did. Last week Janice was taken from us and as I was sitting at her service I was thinking about you and then I started thinking about Joyce and how she left us seven years ago. So maybe the three of you Blessed Peacemakers in Heaven are smiling down on the rest of us. God Bless

Lisa Patton
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office (ret)

October 11, 2007

God bless you dear and your family, Godspeed.

Officer Ben F. Lester
Quantico Police Department

October 10, 2007

Hey Vicky,
Thinking about you.


October 9, 2007

Hey Vicky,
We just had a huge benefit for the Police Unity Tour and it was a huge success. I had to go up on stage and speak. I could think of nothing but you and last year's ceremonies. It has been hard to choose an officer to ride for this coming up year because I don't feel the connection like I did with you. I think of your family and friends often. I told everyone your story, so that it is not forgotten. It still breaks my heart that you are not here in person, but I know your spiritual presence is everywhere. Your story has changed countless lives, including mine.

Springdale OH

September 22, 2007

My sister in Christ, Det. Armel,

It's been over a year but every time I pass by the police station off Stonecroft during my commute to and from work, I remember how you made the ultimate sacrifice. I pray for your family and that through our Lord, Jesus Christ, all will reunite with you in Heaven.

”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom.


Fairfax County Citizen

August 23, 2007

Happy, Happy Birthday, Vicky! I still think of you often. The bird houses in my office are beautiful reminders of you, and I'm so glad you made them for me. I miss your smile and laugh, but I have so many wonderful memories. Love ya!

Patti Smylie, Admin. Asst.
Fairfax County Police Dept./Friend

July 24, 2007

Hey Vicky,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!WE all think about you everyday.I really miss the Birthday phone calls.The kids talk you about all the time. Masen is just like you. She tells me she's going to be a cop when she grows up.Wish you were here.


July 23, 2007

Happy Birthday young lady!
Thanks again for your wise words



July 23, 2007

You are still in my daily thoughts. I have your picture at my desk to remind me. I think of your family often and hope they are doing well.

Springdale, OH

July 20, 2007


We joined the dept together, went to the academy together, served on the same squad together , B squad.

We trained together; I was at your wedding and saw how happy you were
that day. You had allot of love in your heart for people kids.

It breaks my heart your gone, I pray every night for your kids and that Tyler can take care of them without you there.

I know your looking down on us, don't worry your kids will be fine and well and live great lives.

God bless you and your family always


Dave Costanzo
Fairfax county Sheriff Office (ret)

July 11, 2007

As I sit here and think about the overwhelming loss of such a hero, I wonder if it is possible that such wonderful people can exist in the same world as such horrible ones. As an aspiring law enforcement officer, I know that when I need help or am confused or lost, I can just look up...and you'll have my back, and cover my six, just like you did for a fellow officer the day you died. In all the world, in every culture, there is only one word that means the exact same thing no matter what language you speak or god you worship: hero.

Security Officer/CJ Student

July 11, 2007

Officer Armel,

You, and All your Sisters and Brothers in Blue are true Heroes.
Thank you for all your dedicated service.

On occasions I work with your Mother, and when I see your Mother, I think of you, even though I never met you.I have to hide my tears.
You are in my prayers.When I recite Kaddish you are included the Prayer.
Thank you for watching over us.
Gd Bless.
A community Physician.

A colleague of Officer Armels's Mother

July 3, 2007

You were a beautiful person, inside and out. God bless
your families and may they draw close to the Savior's
Lynn Kole
Washington State

June 28, 2007


As hard as the past year has been dealing with the loss of you and Gabby, Vinnie has now joined you in watching over the rest of your brothers and sisters in blue. I can remember when you died, Vinnie said it was the end of the "Binnie and Bicky" show. Well now, you two rest in peace only a stones throw from each other at the cemetery, and I know you two are up in heaven having a good ole time together laughing about the "Binnie and Bicky" show once again. Take care of each other up there and watch over those of us down here still carrying the torch. You, Gabby and Vinnie are all heroes in the eyes of your brothers and sisters at the Sully Station. We miss each of you.


June 7, 2007

Vicky, It's been a year, but I know to everyone who knew and loved you it's still so close, I wanted to write and tell you and your family that you are still in our prayers and thoughts and will be remembered. God Bless you and your family.

FCPD Retired

May 22, 2007

One year has passed and I know the tears of love still flow from the many broken hearts left behind. You will never be forgotten by those that love you nor will the Blue Family ever forget you. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 17, 2007

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