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

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

You came to the aid of your fallen brother and for that you will be a hero in everyone's eyes for all of eternity. Rest in peace we'll take it from here.


May 23, 2006

Rest in peace my sister in blue. Now you can walk Heaven's beat your family, friends, and co-workers are in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless

Officer Johns
Ga State University Police

May 23, 2006

To the families,
I sit in awe of what you must be going through. As I watch my husband put on his uniform, I notice his badge with the black srtipe upon it. We both just can't help but look at it and think of what a loss it has been this past couple of weeks. You will never be forgotten. Though my husband did not know you, personally, your spirit is felt all around. I want to thank you for the wonderful testamony that you gave not just in words, but your life. I only pray that others might come to a knowlege of the one true GOD, just as you did.

I sit trying to explain to my children how someone could hate a police officer the way society does. And how people like you and their Daddy still want to protect and save them, even though they don't want you too. I look at the car and all the love that has been given in your honor. I pray your children will come to understand what a wonderful, courageous, loving wife, mother, and police officer you were.

You will never be forgotten.

Wife of FC Sheriff Deputy

May 22, 2006

Detective Armel,

Although I decided to leave this profession I visit these pages often, I am quite aware it could have been me a few years ago. I will always hold the utmost respect for this profession and for the people who do it. I didn't know you but I can say this; if I had to go down in a fight, I would have wanted you to be my back up! YOU ARE A TRUE HERO!! No doubt. Thankfully your murderer will get no luxuries of jail!! To your husband and babies my heart is praying for you. Fairfax County Police Department you are in my heart as well..GOD BLESS YOU ALL. GODSPEED Sister Armel

Former Police Officer

May 22, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends as they grief the loss of a wonderful person. May God watch over your husband and children. Thank you for all you did!

Jean Brown
Fredericksburg Police Department
Fredericksburg, VA

Jean Brown
Fredericksburg Police Department

May 22, 2006

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you be at peace now. Many thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney
City of Fredericksburg, VA

May 21, 2006

Vickie, I remember all the great times our Criminal Justice Academy Class (Session 14) had in Summerville, West Virginia. We were driving fast and doing things with police cruisers we never thought were possible. Those were the great moments. We too, must depart from this earth one day. God was standing there to hold your hand, Vicky. You couldn't be in better hands. May God comfort you Tyler and the childrens. Peace be still.

PFC Frederick Elliott
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

May 21, 2006

This is an amazing tribute... a different unit # maybe,
but it is evident that we all feel the same everywhere.


"Control to 107, location?"

"107, to Control, I’m in Heaven go ahead"

"Negative, 107, we need you here 10 ­ 4, Why did you leave us that horrifying day in May?"

"107, Control, God called me back to heaven for I paid the Ultimate Price, I laid my life down for my friends, My family, and My wife"

"No more working weekends, no more long cold winter nights, no more 10 - 46 keys in the freezing rain!, No more seeing children suffering from abuse, no more seeing people hurt in crashes, God needed me to walk the beat on the streets of Heaven,
and as I have done all my life so must
this call from heaven be answered
for I paid my dues
for my family for my wife [husband] and for them
I gave my life"

Control to 107,
"We miss you"

107 to Control,
"And I you"

"I was there on that calm and peaceful day nothing more honorable than the sea of grey, blue and brown, I heard the flags whisking in the wind and I knew that my service to my family, country, and community was fulfilled and my sword would be passed onto my brothers in blue whom still walk
"The Thin Blue Line"
I saw every tear, I touched every hand, I felt every heart, the line was not thin that day"

Control to 107,
"We love you"

107 to Control,
"And I you"

by Sgt Mike Nelson for:
Officer Scott Allen Hylton, Unit #107
Christiansburg Police Departmemt
Christiansburg, Virginia
End of Watch: 05-09-2003

May 20, 2006

To the family, friends and co-workers of Det. Armel we offer to you our greatest sympathy. We were in Washington, D.C. for National Police Week honoring my husband when we heard of this horrific tragedy. May God bless each and every one of you and keep you safe. We honor Det. Armel for her ultimate sacrafice. I understand that she was very dedicated to her job and to her family.
REST IN PEACE, Det. Armel....You have some wondeful co-workers that can handle it from here. Find your brothers that left before you, walk the streets of Heaven, smile down upon us, and watch over us!!!
May God Bless...

Shelley Gonzalez
Wife of Sgt. Roy Gonzalez Jr. , FPSO EOW: 7/15/2005

May 20, 2006

God Bless you Vicki for your sacrifice and for your service. You were a hero on earth, and will forever be remembered as a hero to all of us. Your courage stretches beyond what many can understand... If you could have seen the lines of people, just pulled right over on the side of the highway to salute you, to place their hand over their heart and weep...There is hope in this strange and confusing world Vicki, and it is because of people just like you. God Bless you and your beautiful family Vicki. Rest in Peace.

Jennifer Thompson
Wife to FCPD officer

May 20, 2006

Our family grieves for Vicky, her family, the officers of the Fairfax County Police Department, and their families as well. We all carry that fear that our loved one may one day lose his or her life in the line of duty. God bless all of the officers for what they face each day.

Kathleen Gallagher
Sister of a Fairfax County Police Detective

May 20, 2006

I will always remember you for that contagious smile and great demeanor. God bless you Vicky.

MPO George Murray
Fairfax County P.D.

May 20, 2006

In 2004 I worked as a pre-hire in the PIO office and left prior to the academy start date to return to Connecticut for the CSP Academy. I enjoyed my short career with FXPD and had the priviledge of meeting and interacting with many proud and professional Fairfax County Police Officers. Please accept my deepest condolence for the loss of Detective Armel and Master Police Officer Garbarino.

Trooper Benjamin Kores
Connecticut State Police

May 20, 2006



May 20, 2006

We can't hope to understand the evil in our world that allows such violence to be directed at innocent people . . . at our friends. While we feel pain, loss, anger and rage, we seek to know and communicate only words of comfort, reassurance and healing for the families of our brother and sister; our brother and sister who have made the greatest sacrifice.

The world doesn't understand such sacrifice. The world doesn't understand women and men that willingly place themselves as a barrier against evil; officers that move towards the danger, rather than away; that face the unthinkable. Officers that face danger to protect the unknown citizen – or each other

Even more than 2,000 years ago, Jesus tried to explain such sacrifice to the world when He said:
“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” (John 15:12-14 MKJV) The world doesn't understand this – but everyone that has sworn the oath and worn the badge does. We understand it from the first day of duty to the last day of our lives.

We can only move forward from losses such as this because we have the sure knowledge that that one day evil will be wiped from this world and we will be reunited with those brothers and sisters that have gone on before us. Until that day comes, we will continue to pray for God's comfort and blessing to be upon the families of Vicky and Mike and His abundant protection to be over each officer and detective serving across this land.

Dana Libby, Major (Ret.)
Fairfax County Police

May 20, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with your Department and to the friends and family of Detective Armel.
Never forget your hero.

Invest. Mike Bradford; Ret
Tallahassee Police

May 19, 2006

Fairfax County lost two heroes due to the malicious act of a coward. There may be some who will mourn his loss, but not the hundreds of thousands who now mourn the loss of Detective Armel and Officer Garbarino, many of us having never even met them.

God Bless Detective Armel and those she left behind and may she Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

May 19, 2006

We did not know you and we are not part of the police family ourselves, but we still love you! Your presence and work here in our community (London Towne) has been nothing less than outstanding, and we feel blessed. We also feel heartbroken to lose two from our own Sully Station District. Please know that we thank you, are proud of you and honor you. We are behind our police department 100%. Thank any and all officers reading this... especially from the Sully Station District - we appreciate you more than you will ever know.

The Mallon's
Centreville resident (London Towne)

May 19, 2006

My wife, daughter and I were very shocked to hear this tragic news. Vicky Armel was instrumental in helping my daughter through a very hard time in her life. She was one of the arresting officers when my daughter was taken into custody. She went out of her way to council with our daughter while in custody and came to our home on two separate occasions to talk to my wife and me. She was a fine example of an officer who cared. Our best wishes to her family and God bless them for their loss.

Liana, Mieko and Mark

May 19, 2006

May God be with your family and friends and watch over them, for you are in our prayers.

Officer M. Simi
Chicago P.D.

May 19, 2006

My prayers and thoughts are with Tyler and Vicky's children.

"Angels In Blue"
I had this friend you see, who loved
God, Country, You and me.
My friend went to work day or night
the peace to keep, so you and I could sleep.
She worked the holidays and weekends,
away from family and friends.
To keep this peace for you and me.
Each day this friend put her life on the line
to spare yours and mine.
Then one day she paid the ultimate price, she gave her life.
You've done well my friend, patrolling these earthly streets.
Now it's time to walk on Heaven's beat.
The next time you see a Police Officer or two,
remember they are one of God's Angels in Blue.
And God said; "Blessed are the Peace Makers."

Schoolmate & Sister of FFX CO. Public Safety Servant

May 19, 2006

Although we never met, you are a hero in our eyes and a beautiful person. God be with your family and friends.
~The Tillmans

Sergeant John Tillman and Jaime Tillman
Sand Springs Police Department, Oklahoma

May 19, 2006

My sympathies go to your family, both at home and at the police department! You will not be forgotten! Now it is your turn to rest and let others carry on the fight.

-James Whitcomb Riley

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away!

With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
He had wandered into an unknown land.

And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there.

And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn
For the old time step and the glad return-

Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here;

And loyal still, as he gave the blows
Of his warrior strength to his country's foes-

Mild and gentle, as he was brave,
When the sweetest love of his life he gave

To simple things; where the violets grew
Pure as the eyes they were likened to,

The touches of his hands have strayed
As reverently as his lips have prayed;

When the little brown thrush that harshly chirred
Was dear to him as the mocking-bird;

And he pitied as much as a man in pain
WA writing honey-bee wt with rain.

Think of him still as the same, I say;
He is not dead - he is just - away!

Animal Control Officer Bob McMillan
Modesto Police Department

May 19, 2006

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