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

We both had the honor of working with you at the Sheriff's Office. Anyone who ever took over your posts knew they had nothing to worry about, nothing to re-write, nothing to re-do..We knew ALL that had transpired on that 12 hour shift. You were that good, you were that thorough, you were that kind of law enforcement officer...I learned so much from your work ethics.. and on those occasions when we had the chance to talk, you inspired me even more..I will never forget running into you at Fair Oaks Mall , me with my new twins and you with your face all lit up, as you told me you were going to be a mom soon..We are still struggling with the past week events...Never easy to accept, but we know you are in a better place ..We will continue to pray for your family and all who are struggling to get through all of this...Thank you for being such a great protector, co-worker, and friend.
Forever in our prayers.
Patty and Steve Williams

(Ret)Lt Steve Williams/Patty Williams
FCSO(ret)/ex deputy sheriff

May 16, 2006

When I read of your death and heard it on the news here in Florida, I was saddened that we have lost another fine officer. You made the ultimate sacrifice protecting others from harm. A true HERO. My husband is also a Deputy Sheriff, and your tragedy reminds all Law Enforcement officials that it could happen to anyone, anywhere at anytime. My prayers go out to your family and department during this time, and for the successful recovery of the injured officer. Rest in peace sister in blue.

Corporal M. Maternowski (Retired)
Pasco County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

May 16, 2006

We were in DC at the time of this terrible incident, and as I sat there at the candlelight the thought that your young kids and husband will be there next year in your honor just broke my heart. My heart and prayers are with your husband, children, family, friends and coworkers. God Bless you all. Rest in peace now Detective and thank you for your dedication, service and protection.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

May 16, 2006

I am a former Fairfax County officer and worked with then Ofc. Armel at the Reston District Station. I wish to offer my condolences to her family and friends.

Officer J. Roy
North Attleboro, MA Police Dept.

May 16, 2006

We only knew each other through court. I will always remember that day you got a good laugh out of me and my small "trip".
I found hope and faith with all of this. You will be missed greatly. Thank you!

"Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine "

Officer K.Kreis
Metro Washington Airports Police

May 16, 2006

Vicky, I haven't seen you in years but when the news spread I was devistated to hear it. I will always remember your cheerful personality and smily face. Your in the best of hands now and not to worry anymore. This family you are from is very large and your family will be cared for. Rest in peace sister.

Bob Masiello
Lockheed Martin/former FXCO Deputy

May 16, 2006

To the family of Detective Vicky Armel
I am very saddended by the loss of your wife and mother. I hope that you may find peace in this very difficult time.

Detective R. Stone
Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit Task Force

May 16, 2006


Each morning I awake and I cry for your babies. I know that you will watch over and protect them from heaven and you will always be a powerful presence in their lives. It will be up to us to make sure your babies grow up knowing how special their mommy was. We will not let you down.

I hold my babies tighter now knowing that only God knows when it will be the last time.

You were an inspiration to me.


1st Lt. Mylene Whorton
Fairfax Co. Sheriff's Office

May 16, 2006

Rest in peace fallen hero, you've made the ultimate sacrifice. You'll never be forgotten.

Officer Matthew Ziev
Rowley, MA Police Department

May 16, 2006

My father was Lt Colnel Fraser of the Fairfax County Sheriffs office. I am Ericka Fraser, I just wanted to send my sympothy for the loss of Vicky Armel, I lost my father 2 years ago and I know the trauma it puts a family through. Once again I am sincerely sorry for your loss.
Ericka Fraser

May 16, 2006



May 16, 2006

My prayers go out to the survivors of Detective Armel at this difficult time.

Detective Armel will always be a Hero: honored, loved and remembered.

Recruit J. Campbell

May 16, 2006

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Fairfax County Police
Dept. To loose such a fine officer in such a tragic way is hard to grip. To Vicki's husband and children, I know you are in a time of grief , but I pray espically for you in this difficult time . May God give you the strength,courage,
and guidance you need to in your time of loss.

Joseph Palmer
Applicant to The Virginia State Police

May 16, 2006



May 16, 2006

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of one of our own. Rest in Peace knowing God will take care of you and your family.

MPO Mike Kulikowsky
FCPD (Ret.)

May 16, 2006

I am so sorry that we did not get to you on time. You know that we tried. Trying is not enough, but it is all we can do. Your brothers and sisters came together that day, and we continue to do so. For that I know you are proud. Every time that I see your picture, it is a combination of grief and happiness for the memories of having known you. You where one special person, nobody can dispute that. You where and continue to be a beautiful person in all respects. I will never forget the conversations we had. I am truly a better person for having known you. We will strive, as you would have to make the wrongs right and to just plain do the right thing. We will advocate for you and your family always.
You did the right thing untill the end. You where a guardian of the flock and I know you continue to do so in a higher calling. No more righteous a warrior is there than you.
The sheep cried this past Saturday and they showed their respect and admiration. There is no more fitting a tribute than that. The sheepdogs too are hurting, but we will be ok in the end because of your strength. It will just take some time. Please watch over us brave warrior, dedicated mom, and faithful wife. We love you.

PFC Marshall Thielen
President, Fairfax Coalition of Police, IUPA Local 5000

May 15, 2006

My home was broken in 4 years ago in Herndon and my car keys were stolen, and my car was stolen. The Fairfax County Police Dept. recovered my car. Det. Armel was the lead detective who greatly assisted me during the subsequent court preceding which occurred due to her diligence. I vividly remember her speaking of her marriage and children and beautiful home. I am very distressed that this young woman, and servant of our Nation is gone. I grieve with all those who knew Detective Armel and I pray for her husband and their children. God Bless the Fairfax County Police Dept.

Jim Koshar

Jim Koshar, LT, USCG(Ret.)
A civilian she helped

May 15, 2006

Before I became a trooper I worked at a sheriff's office in Southwest Virginia. During this time I became a firearms instructor in July of 1993. This was held at FBI Academy, they divided us up with a partner. My partner was Vicky, she was a very good marksman. She taught me some things about shooting. She always had a smile and kept me laughing. She spoke of her family and seemed very happy with her life and career. I often tell co-workers of funny things that happened that week. I will never forget her name. When I heard this tragic news I could not believe it could have been her. Rest in peace Vicky. I wish your family, friends and co-workers comfort. May God Bless each of you. Words cannot express how sorry I feel for each of you. You are in my prayers each day. Only God has the answers, so turn to him and keep your faith.

Trooper R. W. Miller
Va State Police

Trooper Ronnie W Miller
Virginia State Police

May 15, 2006

Detective Armel you are a hero. Thank you for your many years of service to your fellowman. Rest in peace my sister. May God bless you and your loved ones. May God grant your loved ones the strength to get through this difficult time.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

May 15, 2006

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family especially to your young children. You gave the ultimate sacrafice and you will never be forgoton. Thank You.

Virginia State Police

May 15, 2006

My heart goes out to the family of Vicky Armel.I read the downed officers page every day and pray for no new names to show up. Several months ago, I along with several other officers, engaged a suspect who fatally shot our srgnt Henry Prendes,also armed with an AK-47. I read this and it brings me back to that day. Vicky is a hero in all of our hearts. I will pray for the family and the other survivng officers who will always be heros within the law enforcement community. I'm proud to call myself a Police Officer along side such a dedicated and amazing Officer as Vicky and the surviving officers.
God Bless you all,
J.Hansen 7071,LVMPD

Jason Hansen

May 15, 2006

I didn't know you even though we worked for the same agency. But I know a lot of people who do know you and you are very much loved and adored. You will be missed (even by those who didn't know you) and you will never be forgotten. You are true hero and may you rest in peace.

Connie Yates

May 15, 2006

Thank you for your service Detective Armel..... rest easy my sister in blue..... the watch is ours......

"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of GOD" - Matthew 5:9

Senior Patrol Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

May 15, 2006

One week ago today God called home a very special Angel, I have cried many tears for you and your family. I worked at pscc, and meet you during a ride along at reston, you smiled at me and said hi. I remember thinking you had such a wonderful happy glow about you. Thank you for all you did for everyone. I believe you saved many lives. You will never be forgotten, you are my hero. God bless you and your family.

wife , sister and friend of fairfax county police

May 15, 2006

God speed. Rest in peace, your work here is done.

Phoenix Police Dept.

May 15, 2006

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