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 easy sister, The watch is ours now.

Atlanta Police

May 12, 2006

To the children of Det. Vicky Armel:

Your Mother is always with you. She is the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street. She is the sun shining on your face. She is the smell of homemade cookies fresh from the oven. She is the warmth of a handmade quilt. And She is the hug from your favorite teddy bear. Your mother lives inside your laughter. She is crystallized in every tear drop. She's the place you came from, your first home; and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love and nothing on earth can separate you.
Not time, not space...not even death!
Your Mother's love for you goes on and on.

May God bless you both.

wife of a police officer and mother of t

May 12, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with the Armel family. I've cried a thousand tears for the children. I, as well as many others, feel helpless, and wish so much that we could take away the pain. May Tyler and the children take comfort in the special words being written about Vicky, a beatiful person whose life was taken much too soon.

Wife of a Fairfax Deputy

May 12, 2006

may god bless det.armel and her family as well as her friend's and co-workers.she will never be forgotten in the law enforcement family.god bles and r.i.p.

fairfield county s-o lancaster,ohio

May 12, 2006

Thank you for protecting and serving and for making the ultimate sacrifice. May God be with you and look over your family and friends.

Dep. T. Cumbie
Escambia County S.O., Florida

May 12, 2006

Det. Armel:

I am at a loss for words to express the grief I am feeling for your family and all of the fine officers of the Fairfax County PD. Your courage and sacrifice will be forever in our hearts and never forgotten. My prayers are also extended to our MPO Michael Garbarino and his family in hope of a full recovery.

I know I speak for all of the men and women of the Arlington PD in extending our condolences to Tyler and the Armel children. Vicki you are both a hero and an angel...may you rest in peace.

Doug Scott
Arlington County, VA PD
Chief of Police

Col. Doug Scott
Fairfax County PD-Retired

May 12, 2006

My husband and I both watched in disbelief and shock as we heard how you so valiantly and effortlessly sacrificed your life to help your fellow officers. We both knew you when you worked for the Sheriff's Office. Even now, I remember your smiling face, one that would light up any room. It was both a pleasure and an honor to be your friend and co-worker. Your memory will live with us forever. I know that God has a special plan for us and in time we will all come to know what that is. For Tyler, we both realize how deep your loss is and we want you to know that we are all here for you. Call the Sheriff's Office ANYTIME you need us, we will be there for you and your family as Vicky was always there for us. We will miss her greatly. May God bless the entire Armel family now and forever.

Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

May 12, 2006


I thank God that I had the honor to have worked with you and was able to call you a cherished friend. Your courage and professionalism will forever be remembered and I along with our department, have suffered a great loss. May God bless Tyler and your family.


Detective Bucky Barlow
Fairfax County Police/CIB

May 12, 2006

From tragedy comes unity
From anger comes determination
From sorrow comes resolve
From confusion comes strength

The loss of Vicky will be eternally etched in all of our hearts. Our eyes will fill with tears but our souls will fill with pride. Myself and my family's thoughts and prayers are with the Armel family.

Lt. A. P. Hill
Fairfax County Police/Friend

May 12, 2006

I didn't know you personally, but after reading so many of these reflections I can tell how much you meant to those who did know you. You have touched so many lives and you made the ultimate sacrifice. I lived in Fairfax County for many years and I thank you for your dedicated service and for protecting your community. You are a hero and we will remember you always. My deepest sympathy goes to your family. God will see them through.

Ashley Hall
Wife of a Loudoun County Detective

May 12, 2006

Vicky, I'm sickened by the senseless acts of the coward that took you away from us. Your bravery and unselfish, heroic actions on that tragic day will never be forgotten. My heart bleeds for your family and I know the pain they are feeling is unbearable. Tyler, Please stay strong. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope you and the babies will find comfort in all the great memories you have of Vicky as a beautiful wife and mommy. You will be sorely missed Vicky but never forgotten...Rest in Peace.

Tammy Johnson
Fx Commonwealth's Attorney's Office

May 12, 2006

God bless you Detective Armel, enjoy your reward patroling the streets of Heaven under God's command. Thank you for your brave, continuous service to your community. May God provide a lasting peace to those you leave behind...until he brings you together again. I respectfully salute you.

NNPD Officer
Newport News Police Department

May 12, 2006

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of a loved one in law enforcement. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support. As we personally know, sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

May 12, 2006

RIP, Det. Armel.

This has been a trying time for officers in the State. Too many have sacrificed their lives over the last few years.

You will not be forgotten.

OFC. J. D. Kelly
Chesapeake, VA

May 12, 2006


You never know how much you miss someone until they are gone. It was an honor and privilege to have served with you at the Reston Station. Your great personality and wonderful smile will sorely be missed by us all. Even though you are gone, you will never be forgotten. You have served our county well, a true hero to us all! Rest in Peace my sister, the Lord has a better assignment for you now.

God Bless and watch over the entire Armel family in this time of difficulty. We are here for you. Godspeed.

PFC-Reston District Station
Fairfax County Police Department

May 12, 2006



May 12, 2006

I wish I'd have had the privilege of knowing you. But having witnessed the events of the past week with insight from my best friend who is one of your FCPD brothers, I feel as though I did know you. You were doing it all - dedicated to so many roles in this life - wife, mother, public servant and most importantly a servant of God. We draw strength from your example. Your spirit will live on in all who were inspired by you. Your bravery and sacrifice has drawn all of us closer together and reminded us of the fragility of life and the importance of caring for one another.

Rest in Peace, Vicky.

A Working Mom
Friend of a FCPD Officer

May 12, 2006



May 12, 2006

I've stared at your picture now for what seems hours and it just all feels so surreal. I'm sure closure will come at some point, but not without the regrets that surface in such a time. The most important thing is that I was blessed to have known you. You were an exemplary role model and you set the bar high. I knew God would want you for his team, but who would have guessed so soon?

FFX Co. Sheriff's Office

May 12, 2006

It is amazing how you have touched so many lives. You left your mark on the hearts of everyone you met and even on those of us who did not have the pleasure of knowing you personally. Tyler, Mason, and Thomas--the pain you are feeling now is unbearable. I hope you can find some comfort in the realization that your wife and mommy was truly a hero.

Karen McElroy
wife of retired officer, Mike McElroy

May 12, 2006

You are a true american hero. You rest in peace and keep a watch over us while you are in the great sky above.

Patrol Officer
Virginia State University Police Department

May 12, 2006

Vicky, I didn't know you but I've worked with your fellow brothers and sisters for 22 years and I've witnessed the 'family spirit' you all share. You've paid the ultimate price that we all think about but never mention... My heart goes out to your family, your babies, your coworkers and friends but I'm sure you're looking down on them all, still protecting. Godspeed, Vicky...

PWC PD civilian

May 12, 2006

I send my condolences to the Armel family and friends. Rest in peace My Sister Vicky, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten for your honor, service and courage...God Bless

PFC Ariel J. Rodriguez
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

May 12, 2006

It was stunned to hear of the death of detective Vicky Armel. I share with many the shock and sorrow of this tragic news; and my heart crys out in sympathy to you and to the family of detective Armel. She will be missed greatly. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers these days, and that I sympathize greatly with your loss. God Bless you and your Family.

Daniel B Valentini

Reserve Deputy, Daniel B Valentini
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

May 12, 2006

Several times a week we check this page and read of the officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We always prayed we would never have another one from our own department listed here. The greatest deed a person can do is to lay down their life to save a friend, and that’s exactly what Vicky has done. She gave her life trying to save the life of the wounded officer, and protect the other officers inside the Sully Station. Vicky was an outstanding wife and mother, one hell of a god cop, and a wonderful friend. To Tyler and their children, our thoughts and prayers are with you. The rest of your FCPD family is here when you need us. To Vicky, we’ll miss your warm smile, your wonderful laughter and your witty personality. You are a true hero and an example to every officer on our department. You exhibited the courage and bravery that every officer hopes they have inside of them. You will truly be missed, but you will never be forgotten.

Fellow Officer - Mclean Station
Fairfax County Police Dept

May 12, 2006

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