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

My Sister in blue, you took a stand that demanded much courage and you made the ultimate sacrifice. Your bravey will never be forgotten. Heaven has a beautiful new angel. May the Lord comfort and keep your husband, children, extended family, friends and co-workers today and always. My thoughts and prayers are also with the wounded officer still in critical condition....may God watch over you and bring a swift and full recovery.

Deputy Melanie Thomas-Meyer (Retired)
Charleston County Sheriff's Office - South Carolina

May 15, 2006

Detective Vicky Armel

Although I did not know you, words cannot express my sadness for your loss. Such incredible bravery and courage as you faced down that coward, protecting your fellow officer(s) and the citizens you served. When most would have run you stood tall and attempted to prevent future loss of life.

I cannot imagine the pain that your family must be feeling but I am sure that passion and commitment you brought to the job was even greater at home with your dear children and husband. They must be so proud of their mother; although you were stolen from them far to soon the lessons you shared and the example you set will forever be a shinning light, always guiding them so long as they live.

I cried as I watch the news that night, my three year old asked "are you sad daddy, why are you crying"? He is to young to understand right now but I will share your story with my two two boys when they are older, I will tell them why their daddy cried that night!

You are an example of all that is good, thank you so much for all that you have done! Rest peacefully, your work here is through.

With incredible sadness I bid you farewell. Good night Detective Vicky Armel, may god bless you and your family.



Officer Tarek Dagstani
Ocean City MD Police Dept., FCCJA Session 43

May 15, 2006

Our sincerest condolences to the Fairfax County Police Dept., the friends and family of Detective Vicky Armel, and the Fairfax community on this most tragic loss. The loss is felt far and wide, and the news is sadly noted here in Idaho. Peace be unto you...

Capt V M Sanders
Bannock Co Sheriff's Office

May 15, 2006

God Bless and thank you for you selfless sense of duty to your fellow officers and citizens under your protection.

Investigator Lisa Prior
Illinois Secretary of State Police

May 15, 2006

Vicki O...
From the buzz in the roll call room on your 1st day, to the many, many hours we had together working in the jail, to eating fresh lobster (thank you Dave Ruel) at your house with you, Tyler, Shorty & Dave. Those memories will never be forgotten. We lost touch over the years after you transferred but it always so nice to see that smile on your face when ever we ran into each other. Your energy & dedication to everything you did should be a model to all of us. You will be deeply missed but NEVER forgotten.

MDS Kevin Garlow
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office/Friend

May 15, 2006

Vicky, although our paths haven't crossed, it has been amazing to see the outpouring of support from law enforcement in general as well as the community. The love that people have for you from those who knew you and those who didn't shows how much of an amazing person you were. You were very brave and will never be forgotten. I know you are in a far better place now and I look forward to the day that I will one day meet you and express my gratitude for your work and how your dedication has made a difference in my life. May peace be with your family in these difficult times.

Auxiliary Police Officer
Fairfax County Police Department

May 15, 2006

Vicky and Family, I have no words to express the great sorrow of our loss. I know that heaven is a far greater place with your presence.

2nd Lt. John w. Gural , Retired
Fairfax County Police

May 15, 2006

Vicky,

There have been many tears shed since this tragedy unfolded nearly a week ago. Tears of pain, sorrow and regret. You were an outstanding officer, looking out for your fellow brothers/sisters to the very end. It is the memories that everyone who knew you has that will help them get through this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and for helping to keep Fairfax County a safe place to live.

"We may be a thousand miles apart
But I’ll be with you wherever you are
I’m already there
Take a look around
I’m the sunshine in your hair
I’m the shadow on the ground
I’m the whisper in the wind...

Oh I’m already there" - Lonestar

With sincere graditude and sadness,

Daughter of a Fairfax County Officer


Daughter of Fairfax County Officer

May 15, 2006

You will never be forgotten by your brothers in BLUE!! R I P your watch is over we will take it from here. Your brothers in Michigan!!!

Ofc. J. Dixon
Brownstown Police Department, MI.

May 15, 2006

Sorry for your department's loss. My heart goes out to the family and close friends of the Detective. God Bless you all. Ofc. Shedrick

Offficer Shedrick
Cocoa Police Dept. (Florida)

May 15, 2006

Rest in peace. May GOD be with you and your family.

Ofc. Siniscalchi
Ports Police Dept. VA

May 15, 2006

Matthew 5:9

"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God."

Thanks and appreciation to all of law enforcement, you place yourselves in harms way each and everyday, to make the world a better place.

To Detective Armel's family, please know the thoughts and prayers of Culpeper County citizens are with you today and everyday.


Culpeper County citizen

May 15, 2006

Vicky,

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. May you rest in peace Vicky.

Citizen

Citizen

May 15, 2006

My sister Vicky,
Your family are my in my prayers always ,The Lord will bless and keep them always.
You will be Missed.

A Sister Officer
Fairfax County sheriff's Office

May 15, 2006

To my Down South sister,

I don't know you, but, I have a special place in my heart for other female officers, especially those with children. Thank you for your bravery. You'll be in my prayers.

Officer Carol McCormick
Petersburg Police, Alaska

Officer Carol McCormick
Petersburg Police, Alaska

May 15, 2006

On this day many people will try to find closure in a chapter of life that brought sorrow and tears, for on this day March 13, 2006 Det. Vicky Armel you were laid to rest and by the hand of God granted eternal peace. Having worked side by side with you I came to realize that knowing you was a pleasure and serving side by side with you was an honor, because Det. Armel you were a professional in every sense of the word. May you and your family find peace and may you all be blessed. You will truley be missed by all you came in contact with.

For Tyler, Masen and Thomas may you come to know that watching over you will always be that special angel you call..... Mom.

D.A.Bennett 052
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

May 14, 2006

I was at the Candlelight vigil Saturday night in D.C. and you were honored there. It is so heartbreaking, I'm so sorry for what your family is having to go through. My prayers are with them and your injured co-worker. May you rest in peace. God bless you, your family, your department, and our country.
Sincerely,
Lori Johnson Rowley, Wife of LEO,
Daughter of Sgt. James M. Johnson, Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, N.C. EOW 11/11/04

Lori Johnson Rowley
Daughter of Sgt. James M. Johnson, EOW 11/11/04

May 14, 2006

On this day many peolple will try to find closure in a chapter ot life that brought sorrow and tears, for on this day March 13, 2006 Det. Vicky Armel you were laid to rest and by the hand of Gheu

D. A. Bennett
Fairfax County Sheriff

May 14, 2006

Vicky you certainly made us all proud in the great work you did, and you are still making us proud today! You are the best and we will miss you terribly, but I know I will see you on the other side! Oh, by the way, we always loved it when you called us the God squad! I was proud to have served with you at Reston!!

A fellow brother - saved by grace
Fairfax County Police Department

May 14, 2006

Vicki, I don't know where to start, I guess it would be 17 years ago working along side of you with the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, what an honor. I remember you being the first female with the agency making the pistol tea, man can you shoot. I thank you for all your help at the range. I remember when you transferred to the Fairfax County Police Department to further your career in law enforcement and I thought to myself, we're losing one heck of a good deputy. I'll always remember your smiling face coming to see me at the security desk when you had court asking how the gang was doing. I wish I could have been there to do something that would have changed the outcome of May 08, 2006. Vicki, you are a HERO in my eyes and always will be. Vicki look after our brothers and sisters God Bless. TODAY I LOST A DEAR FRIEND!! You will never be forgotten take care till we see each other again. Tyler, I, and all your brothers and sisters are feeling your pain. Tyler stand proud, Vicki is a HERO! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. To all my brothers and sisters be safe for we have a new angle looking over us.

MDS Keith Fereday
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Friend

May 14, 2006

As a member of the Police Unity Tour, we rode with heavy hearts. Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

May 14, 2006

"Jesus wept."

Detective
Chesapeake Police Dept

May 14, 2006

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Detective Armel, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Then the rainstorm came, over me
And I felt my spirit break
I had lost all of my, belief you see
And realized my mistake
But time through a prayer, to me
And all around me became still

I need love, love's divine
Please forgive me now I see that I've been blind
Give me love, love is what I need to help me know my name

Through the rainstorm came sanctuary
And I felt my spirit fly
I had found all of my reality
I realize what it takes

'Cause I need love, love's divine
Please forgive me now I see that I've been blind
Give me love, love is what I need to help me know my name

Oh I, don't bet (don't bend), don't break (don't break)
Show me how to live and promise me you won't forsake
'Cause love can help me know my name

Well I try to say there's nothing wrong
But inside I felt me lying all along
But the message here was plain to see
Believe me

'Cause I need love, love's divine
Please forgive me now I see that I've been blind
Give me love, love is what I need to help me know my name

Oh I, don't bet (don't bend), don't break (don't break)
Show me how to live and promise me you won't forsake
'Cause love can help me know my name

Love can help me know my name.


Erin
Wife of a CSPD Officer

May 14, 2006

So sorry and thank you are the only words that really get the point across quickly - Bless your family and know that prayers are all around for you and FCPD and all in blue.
Godspeed

ACOFC S CASKEY
MCPD

May 14, 2006

Vicky, I just heard and I'm still in shock. My heart is heavy and I'm filled with such grief. I only knew you for a short time before I retired, but I will never forget your smile. You could light a room with your laugh. My prayers are with you while you make the journey home, and your family and all of my brothers and sisters in Fairfax, God Bless you all.

Terri Doyle
Retired Fairfax County Police Officer

May 14, 2006

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