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 was staying in Fairfax County when I heard the horrible news about what happended to Detective Owen Armel. My thoughts and prayers are with the her family and the men and women of the Fairfax County Police Department.

Officer Chris Amsler
Aurora (CO) Police Department

May 14, 2006

The times that I worked with Vicky are among the fondest memories of my career. She always had a ready smile and friendly attitude.

I knew her as a friend and Sister Officer.

She was a great lady and an exceptional Officer, that will be missed by many both inside and outside of the Law enforcement Community.

MDS Bill Rodosovich (Ret)
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

May 14, 2006

Rest in Peace Sister


May 14, 2006

Dear Vicky

I wish the best of luck to your family. You were a real hero. Everyone will always remember you as a great person

Xavier Mendez
son of loudoun deputies

May 14, 2006

Vicky, It was a true honor to work with and know you as a friend.Your positive outlook and attitude through out your time here at the sheriff's office was an inspiration to all who knew you. Your tour of duty may be over now but you'll live in our hearts for as long as they still carry a beat. Your smiling face and warm heart i will miss deeply. Rest in peace my friend and may god bless you.

PFC J.R.Hirst #0315
Fairfax Sheriff's Office

May 14, 2006

Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten.

Auxiliary Police Officer
Fairfax County Police Department

May 14, 2006


We all know you did you best. You served with courage and gave the ultimate sacrifice...we will not forget you...

Det. Steve Carter

Det Steve Carter
Bartlett PD

May 14, 2006

Dear Vicky,
I regret that I was never able to meet you, however I am privileged to have been one of your dispatchers while you were at Reston. You always said hello and had a great sense of humor. You were always professional, yet personable, and made the shift more enjoyable. There are no words to even begin to express my feelings; other than you gave the ultimate sacrifice and there is no doubt that your actions saved countless others. They say there is a reason for everything that happens; right now the only thing I can think of is that God has a bigger plan for you right now. After yesterdays services, I learned so much more about you and what a wonderful person you were, what a terrific and loving mom you were, and what a loving wife you were. You are still all of these things, just from a different place. You will never be forgotten. Tyler, Thomas and Masen, thank you for allowing all of us to learn so much more about Vicky. She will always be with you, and she will never be forgotten. God Bless.

PSC3 Susan Malone
Fairfax County Department of Communications

May 14, 2006

Rest in peace Vicki. It was a priviledge to know you and to have worked with you. I was proud to serve with you and you will be greatly missed. My sympathy is with Tyler and family during this time of great loss.

We'll see you on the other side someday.

Arnie Lipson
Rev 14:13

Sgt. Arnie Lipson
FFX Co. Sheriff's Office

May 14, 2006

Vicky, for the past week I felt a great amount of anger. When the services ended yesterday I felt as if a heavy burdon has been lifted off of all those who knew you. For I now see that your death was not in vein, you were sent to us as and angel. You have forever changed my life through your strength and character and because of you I will live my life as a better husband, dad, friend and police officer. Tyler, Mason and Thomas have not lost you, your sole is in them forever and for those near them to feel and continue loving you. Thank you for touching us all and making this world a better place.

Your friend, Bill.
Sully District Station

Bill Fulton

May 14, 2006

Your acts and service will not be forgotten. God bless you and your family.

OFC RE Donnan
PWPD/Former Fairfax County Deputy

May 14, 2006

Det. Armel and Family,

Words cannot express the pain and sorrow we all feel for your loss. But, yet, an immense sense of Pride and Honor shines because your dedication to the job and God. We know that he has welcomed you with open arms and his Grace shines down on your family and friends during these difficult times. Peace to you and your family.

PVT #306
Fairfax County

May 14, 2006

To Detective Armel family, friends, and the Fairfax County Police Department; I would like to extend my condolences and deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prays are with you all. Thanks Detective Armel for protecting the county that my family lives in, a job well done. You are a true hero; may your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

May 14, 2006

We are already missing you!!!

Vicky Rest in Peace.
Be sure that your husband will do and choose the best things you would have for your children.

To the Husband:
I know it hurts because we are hurt with you too, but you have to continue with your life especially for the two little ones who need you more than ever.

To the little ones:
Just make mommy proud on everthing you do. She will always be with you.

And to the rest of the family:
You are in my prayers I also know that the Lord will be with you and will give you all the strength to survive and to heal from this pain.

May God Be With Us!!

Private Deputy Sheriff
Fairfax County

May 14, 2006

I have the utmost respect for female police officers as I had a very strong infleunce as a child from a wonderful female officer. I never knew you or of you until your death, but I have read glowing reports of your valor!
I am so very sad this had to happen to you!
Rest In Peace....

Theresa Goble

May 13, 2006

One of our Police officers was murdered here in Philadelphia too and it is that misfortune that has led me to view this page. My heart, and prayers are with your family. You will never be forgotten.

related to a police officer

May 13, 2006

Det. Armel, it is apparent through all these memories what a special police officer you were, and even more importantly what a special person. You will obviously be remembered for your life and how you lived it, as this overshadows your tragic and untimely death. To our brothers and sisters from FCPD, we understand your pain, and the entire DC area and law enforcement community stands behind you. Rest in peace sister!

Washington Field Office

May 13, 2006

To the Armel Family,
I have only been a Dep for a few years but,if I can accomplish a percentage of what Det.Armel accomplished I will be blessed. Her example as a woman,and a officer has left a blueprint for other female officers to follow. I thank God for giving Det.Vickey Armel to the law enforcement profession. Det.Armel set a standard that makes Fairfax County the elite. Thank you Det.Armel for blessing us with your strength and professionalism. Rest in peace.

Fairfax Sheriff's Office

May 13, 2006


May 13, 2006

As cold-blooded as a murderer can be! Once again, this terrible tragedy reminds me of the danger that police officers are willing to face in order to protect innocent people who want to live in peace. Thank you to Detective Armel and all those in LE for keeping us safe in this violent world.

Security Officer

May 13, 2006

Detective Armel, I am so sorry for your loss. Your courage and the courage of all police officers is much more than we average citizens have. We are in debt for the protection you gave us. I know of your tragic loss because it happened on the same day we lost one of our own police officers, Officer Gary Skerski of the Philadelphia P.D. I only wished society would do more to help our police departments. We need stronger gun laws and stronger sentences to put criminals away for a very long time. Thank you for your bravery and dedication to protect all of us. My prayers are that the other Officer makes a full recovery and for you and your family.

Maria Maguire
Philadelphia, PA. resident

May 13, 2006

(From a Policeman's Prayer) "...And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your Heavenly Force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God, as we have been to guard the city of men."

You were a beautiful, strong, heroic woman - the woman many of us strive to be every day when we put on our uniforms. Thank you for your sacrifice and may your life be celebrated. Heartfelt prayers to your family and department. God Bless.

Neart, Gra agus Onior (Strength, love and honor)

Crime Scene Specialist K. Martin B1162
Scottsdale P.D. (AZ)

May 13, 2006

I served with you vicky at the Sheriffs Office and remember your smile, devotion to duty and how you made those around you do thier best. There is no good to your leaving us and no justification that will stop the pain felt but you will be forever rememmbered and therefore will live on in your family, friends and community. I salute you and tell you your final sacrifice will not be forgotten by the passage of time.I honor you now and forever vicky.

Sergeant David T. Warren
Mt Weather Police DHS/FEMA

May 13, 2006

Rest in Peace Sister. May God Bless you and your family.


May 13, 2006

Vicky, I was devastated when the news of this tragedy reached me overseas. You are one of the most professional law enforcement officers I ever had the pleasure and honor to work with. To Tyler and your children, I send my most sincere condolences.

May the good Lord bless all of you.

Capt. Marshal Valentine-Ret.
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

May 13, 2006

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