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

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the woman they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Detective Armel, especially to her husband. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading all the reflections left for Vicky, she sounds like she was a great woman with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew her in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Vicky's life and the WOMAN that she was. Remember that Vicky's life was about so much more than the way she died. Vicky will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember her.

Detective Armel, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been three years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

June 10, 2006

One month and it still hurts so bad. I wish it was all a dream. God bless you. Take care of Gabby.

June 8, 2006



June 6, 2006

Officer Armel,
Although I didn't know you personally, I was saddened to hear about your death. The morning after the shooting it was all over the news. My heart goes out to your friends and family for I too have lost several friends from my previous sheriff's department (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department). Being a dispatcher, a piece of my heart goes out to all of you who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. You are my heroes! RIP and live on inside your two children who I'm sure will miss, love, and honor you forever!

Melissa: Telecommunications Equipment Op
Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and Fairfax County Resident

June 5, 2006

May GOD bless your family and friends now. They are in my thoughts and prayers. R.I.P.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04

June 5, 2006

Detective Armel
Thank you and god bless

I Believe- Diamond Rio
Every now and then soft as breath upon my skin
I feel you come back again
And it’s like you haven’t been gone a moment from my side,
Like the tears were never cried,
Like the hands of time were pulling you and me.
And with all my heart I’m sure we’re closer than we ever were,
I don’t have to hear or see I’ve got all the proof I need.
There are more than angels watching over me
I believe
Oh I believe
Now when you die and life goes on, I
t doesn’t end here
When you’re gone every soul has found a flight
It never ends if I’m right.
Our love can even reach across eternity.
I believe
Oh I believe
Forever you’re a part of me,
Forever in the heart of me,
I will hold you even longer if I can.
Oh the people, who don’t see the most,
See that I believe in ghosts.
If that makes me crazy then I am

Cuz I believe
Oh I believe

There are more than angels watching over me.

I believe
Oh I believe

Every now and then soft as breath upon my skin,
I feel you come back again
And I believe.


June 3, 2006

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Detective Armel. I know that she will be greatly missed. She will continue her watch walking the streets of gold!

Beth Anderson
Wife of Alcoa TN. police officer

June 2, 2006

I stood at Sully Station on the day of the funeral as thousands of law enforcement personnel streamed past. I stood long and I stood proud as I realized you now protect and serve God. I pray for you, your family, and the community for the loss of one of Fairfax County's finest. Rest well, Detective. . . your watch here has ended.

B. Clark
Fairfax HOG

June 2, 2006

When an officer stands their ground in the name of the law,
that officer is doing their duty.....when an officer dies going for means a great deal more.

I am only comforted by the fact that the person responsible paid the ulitmate punishment.

FAIRFAX POLICE...Continue to hold your heads up.
You have my deepest respect and prayers.

S.A. Wilson

June 1, 2006

Dearest Vicky "O", Tyler and Family,

I had the distinct pleasure of being Vicky's Training Officer upon her arrival to The Sheriff's Office. That is when she gave me a little Pomeranian dog named "Reno". She turned out to be the love of my life, just like Vicky is to you. Well we lost Reno about 4 years ago, a tragedy that I took very hard. On May 8th came another tragedy. One we will never totally understand or comprehend. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you Tyler, or Vicky. My heart goes out to you, your children and family. Now retired I went out 5/24 and got a 3 month old Pomeranian and I named her Miss Vicky in memory of your loving wife.

God Bless to all Fairfax County Law Enforcement Officers!

E. Byram Sgt (Retired)
FxCo Sheriff's Office

June 1, 2006

"Death" is a heartache no one can heal,"Love is a memory no one can steal, Wilhelm Jonach.


June 1, 2006

Vicky,I will miss your bubbly personality.I have the last memory of you in the conference room on May 8 just minutes before the shooting.Its a good memory of you - laughing and joking. I will miss having you here at the station to help out with the "girl" touches that we had to give things during the holidays. I will miss your office full of your children's Christmas presents and talking to you about them. You were so happy when you finally found out you were pregnant with Thomas. And then Masen. They were the stars in your eyes. You did what you did best on May 8 - you stood your ground and you gave it your all. I was heartbroke when I heard you had passed away, but I was also very proud of you. And like you had said on an email "Girl Power". That sums you up in every possible way. You will be missed Vicky, but never forgotten. It is an honor to call you my sister.

PFC Mary Hulse
Sully District Police Station

May 31, 2006

How saddened we were to learn of this horrific incident. I am a mother that also wore a uniform of service. Your sacrifice honors all who serve, and has protected more than we will know. God bless you and your family always.

Sandra Michelle Farr
Fellow Citizen of Northern Virginia

May 30, 2006

Thanks for your service to the County and to the Sully District. You will always be deeply respected and admired.

Steve Rutledge
FCPD VIPS (Sully Station)
Sully District Resident

Steve Rutledge - VIPS FCPD

May 30, 2006

My heart goes out to your family and friends. Words are just not enough, yet are all we have to offer at a time like this. From one sheepdog to another, I am proud to be part of that thin blue line with you.

SGT. Teresa M. Quinn
Mt. Olive Police Dept. NC

May 29, 2006

My families thoughts are with your family as they go through this time. You are truly a hero in so many ways, only last of which was coming to the aid of your friend/fellow officer. Thank you for your years of service to protect myself and my children, while we were living under your watch for so many years. You will be missed surely among your family, friends, co-workers...but also among your citizens that you served so proudly. May god bless you and hold your family's hand as they move through this.

Lee Anne Sorto
prior citizen of Fairfax County

May 29, 2006

My prayers are with the friends and family of Detective Armel. Never let your Department and community forget your fallen hero's.
Mike Bradford

Invest. Mike Bradford; Ret
Tallahassee (Fl) Police Dept

May 28, 2006



May 26, 2006

I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the Armel family and the entire Fairfax County Police Dept. This is such a senseless and tragic loss that the entire law enforcement and corrections community is experiencing. We have lost another fellow officer, but in I know that Det. Armel is patrolling the streets of heaven, Cpl. Makowski was the true definition of a hero that will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

Heaven has called another hero to come across the Thin Blue Line
R.I.P Det. Armel
10-7, 10-42 God Bless

WV Division of Juvenile Services

May 26, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers at this incredibly difficult time.

Michigan Department of Corrections
Friend of Deputy Perry Fillmore EOW 4/27/04

May 26, 2006

You are a hero for what you did in your life, you committed yourself to improve the life of others.
May God bless your soul.

PO Joseph Przygocki
NJ State Park Police

May 25, 2006

How horrific and shocking to happen in law enforcement facility's grounds. This was such a tragic, needless and senseless attrocity. I am deeply saddened and revulsed by the actions of this brutal and cowardly assasin, who robbed Fairfax County of such a fine officer.

My grandfather was one of the first six county policemen hired in 1940 and I as a 10th generation-born Fairfax Countian am so very distressted.

I offer my condolences and prayers to Det. Armel's family, friends, colleagues and to the county as a whole. She was a bright star who now serves on St. Michael's watch, guarding Heaven's streets.

Rest easy sister, we have it from here. Be safe out there.

Chief JA Millan
Fellow law enforcement officer

May 25, 2006

To the Armel family and the F.C.P.D. my thoughts and prayers are with you

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die

I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glint on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circling flight
I am the soft starlight at night

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die

I am the song that will never end
I am the love of family and friends
I am the child who has come to rest
In the loving arms of the Father
who knows me best

When you see the sunset fair
I am the scented evening air
I am the joy of a task well done
I am the glow of the setting sun

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die
- Author Unknown -

Resident of Fairfax County

May 25, 2006

God bless you sister

May 24, 2006

Rest in peace my sister in blue. You have walked that thin blue line. We have the watch now!

SGT. Tim Howard
Wiggins Police Dept. Ms

May 23, 2006

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