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

Rest in peace sister, you did a wonderful job. Keep watch over us from heaven, we will be with you in the end. God bless the family and friends of Det. Armel in this time of need.

Deputy T. Luttrell
Williamson Co.SO, Tn

May 18, 2006

In Memory of Detective Vicky O. Armel

It truely saddens me to learn of such a tragedy. As a another female officer, I weep for you, your family, your department. I have lost a Sister in Blue. You are a Heroe in my eyes as everyone elses and even though we never met I will always remember the sacrifice that you gave. God be with your family, friends and your department as they struggle to understand this unfortunate incident. Your sacrifice has made me realize the uncertainty of our jobs and that we cannot take this life for granted. You my Sister have been chosen to walk the Streets of Gold. I will meet you someday. Until then watch over your family, friends and your brothers and sisters in blue. God bless you for your sacrifice. 10-42.

Weep Not For Me
For I have Seen
The streets of Gold
and grass so green
Here the sun shines so strong
And the clouds so few
For what I've seen
I wish you knew
I am with you
My Brothers and Sisters in Blue
So be Kind, loving and strong
And keep always true
Here I'll be forever more
Amongst the clouds
I've past through Heavens door
My friends and loved ones
Please understand
I am next to GOD
In his Promised Land...

Officer Emory
North Carolina

May 18, 2006

Det. Armel,

My heart is with your family, friends and fellow officers of the Fairfax County Police Department.

Rest in peace.

Metropolitan Police Department

May 18, 2006

Detective Armel,

I had the honor of attending your funeral at the McLean Bible Church last Saturday and I was moved by the outpouring of support from your co-workers, friends and especially from the residents of Fairfax County.

It is rare for a Law Enforcement Officer to ever get a "thank you" from a member of the community, but on that day I saw people stop their vehicles on the highway to honor your as the funeral procession passed. The community collectively thanked you for your years of hard work that kept them safe and for the ultimate sacrifice you made on May 8, 2006.

After talking with some of your co-workers, I have no doubt that you were an extraordinary human being and that your loss will forever be felt by everyone that knew you and by the residents of Fairfax County.

May God bless your family and watch over them always.

Sergeant Steve Weiss
New York City Police Department - 81st Precinct

May 18, 2006

Rest in peace, your sacrifice and sense of duty will never be forgotten.

Ofc. Aaron P. Sparks
Gilmanton NH Police Department

May 18, 2006

May you rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.
Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.

Sister in Blue,
Airports Authority Police

Airports Authority Police

May 18, 2006

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Detective Vicky Anne Owen Armel as well as to the Fairfax County Police Department. Rest in peace Detective Armel, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda PD

May 18, 2006

I did not know you,
But I know of you now.
I've heard you speak,
I've seen your smile.
I've wept for your loss,
I've prayed for your friends,
I've comforted your peers
And they have comforted me.
I've watched strangers bawl
At your flowered covered cruiser.
I've listened to the news
Every clip they've replayed.
I've felt helpless and lost
Still trying to make sense.
I've asked how and why,
But am resigned to just wonder.
I know time will heal me,
Your brothers and sisters,
But until such time -

I will continue to know you,
to see you, and hear you.

I will pray for your peers
As we comfort each other.

I will watch the blue ribbons
Adorn strangers cars.

I will search for answers,
Some kind of relief.

And I will always remember you
Long after my grief.

Fairfax County DPSC

May 18, 2006

Det.Vicky Armel your work on this Earth as we know it is over. You are in God's Care now. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 18, 2006

Your heroism and bravery will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service, we will never forget what a great officer, wife, mother, and have touched so many lives. I am honored to have you watching over us from above! May you rest in peace.

LeeAnn McKenzie
Fairfax County Fire & Rescue (civilian)

May 18, 2006

May God Bless you and your family. Thank you for a job well done. We will read "the Case for Easter" to honor God and you. As part of the FCPD "family" we will do whatever we can for your husband and children. Rest gently..

Steve and Bette Morris
parents of FCPD Officer

May 18, 2006

My sincere condolences to the family,friends & co-workers of Detective Armel. May GOD be with all of you. Rest in Peace Detective Armel.

Cpl Kevin D. Lampe, K-9 Handler
Finney Co. Sheriff's Office (Ks)

May 18, 2006

My prayers and thought to all who knew and miss Detective Armel.

May God lay His healing hands upon the family.

Retired Captain Joe L. Gilliland
Danville, KY PD

May 18, 2006

Staff and members of the Fairfax County Police Department our earful prayers for each of you and the immediate family of Detective Vicky Armel. Matthew 5:9 "blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Vicky as I witnessed her testimony May 13th touched my life and others she truly is a peacemaker and a true child of God. Thank you Vicky be blessed in the Lord. Extended family of the Fairfax County Police Department we will pray daily for you, be safe, may God watch over you.

Chaplain Ron Thayer
Stafford County Sheriff's Office

May 18, 2006

My prayers to your family and the department.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangle, patron Saint of Police Officers......

Saint Michael The Archangle,

Defend us in battle

Be our protection against the wickedness and the snares of the devil,

May God rebuke him we humbly pray;

And so thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,

By the power of God, thrust into hell

satan and all evil spirits

Who wander through the world

For the ruin of souls, Amen

Master Trooper R E Summerlin

May 18, 2006

On behalf of the Miami Beach Police Department, our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Det. Armel, and to our brothers and sisters at the Fairfax County Police Department. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

The Miami Beach Police Department

May 18, 2006

Vicky, while I only knew you from being in court, your smile could always make a sad day brighter. It was very difficult to hear your voice this past Saturday but hearing your praise of the Lord made a sad day brighter. You must know that you will never be forgotten. Know that Tyler and your children will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

FCPD Detective

May 17, 2006

The 108th offers sincerest condolences to the family of Detective Vicky Anne Owen Armel and the Fairfax Co., VA Police Department. She is truly a brave officer and exhibited heroism in her actions.

108th Academy Class
El Paso, Texas Police Academy

May 17, 2006

Rest In Peace M'am, I will always remember you as the kind, compassionate, upbeat, and professional individual you were. You were always willing to talk, and I'll never forget the time you talked with me about my ambitions to become a police officer and told me you'd see me out on the street someday. I won't let you down, I promise.

In the words of the little girl I watch "She's in a better place now, with God, where there are no bad guys"

FCPD Explorer

May 17, 2006


We will miss you dearly. You are the true definition of a sheepdog. You will always be in our prayers. We will look after Tyler and the kids. You and Gabby watch over us.


May 17, 2006

It is with much sadness that I read and hear of Det. Armel's death. We are all sickened to know that someone could do this to anyone but especially to someone who has dedicated her life to protecting us.
My condolences to the family of Det. Armel and to the FCPD for their loss as well.

I praise GOD that she came to know JESUS as savior in time for her homecoming. She has now seen JESUS face to face. Imagine!!!!

Mrs. Patricia Dunn
citizen Fairfax County

May 17, 2006

i am a daughter of a police officer who is friends with Vikki. I may not understand hwhow hard it is for those kids of hers but i am grateful that my dad is hear safe. I mourn for her and her children. I feel that what that man who shot her was wrong and is thankfully dead. This story about Vikki tells us that she died for us. She took a bulet for us. I My love goes out to her family and friends hoping for the best to come.

Becca Thompson
Dads friends with her

May 17, 2006

Scott--Keith and I were at the funeral, and all of our us, my mom, Kevin, Tami, and Keith and me, grieve with you. I'll keep you in my prayers, and in my thoughts, every day. I know everyone on my husband's squad in Prince William County, are holding you in their thoughts and prayers also. Please call if you need anything that we can help you with Scott.
With love for you, and for your kids,


Tracey Lenox

May 17, 2006


Hey pretty lady, as I stand here looking at your old locker at Reston I can't believe that you're really gone. You will be a constant reminder to me to live life to the fullest, love much, laugh often and tell my loved ones and friends how much they mean to me. I'm very fortunate to have worked with you, laughed with you and shared girl talk with you. I wish Tyler, Thomas and Masen peace and strength and the knowledge that your fire will live on in all of us who knew and loved you, and even those who didn't, but wished they had. See you some day in final roll call, rest in peace Vicky O !

Fairfax County Police Department

May 17, 2006

To the family of Vicky Armel,

Your loss is immeasurable, as is the loss of our community. Thank you for your sacrifice.

daughter of a retired Fairfax County officer

May 17, 2006

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