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

MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP HER CLOSE. TIL WE MEET AGAIN SOMEDAY. YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. RIP

CSA Baxter
Broward Sheriff Office, fl

May 11, 2006

I never met you ,but i want you to know I feel that I lost a dear friend.
My prayers to your family

Inv Bill Johnson
Fairfax County P.D (retired)

May 11, 2006

Vicky was a cop's cop. She was sharp, aggressive, and proactive to a fault. She never dodged a call, and was the 1st to come to another officer's assistance. She was always upbeat, with a permanent smile. When my wife wanted to do ride along, I chose an officer I could trust to make it interesting, while keeping her safe. I chose Vicky. You will be missed more than you will ever know. Tyler, you and the kids were a constant topic of discussion with her. You will all be in our prayers

Travis Heiden
Fairafx Co PD

May 11, 2006

A true hero. It breaks my heart to know that I will no longer be able to see her smile or laugh. I have found solace in knowing that she stood face to face with the devil and wasn't afraid. That is just who Vicky was. With God in her heart, she layed down her life and in the process saved so many others. "Face of an Angel, Pretty Eyes that Shined". Vicky, I wish that I could have been there to help you. You will always be a Hero and Never Forgotten. I know that as you are looking upon us you are smiling. You are our Angel and will be in our hearts forever.

PFC Kristi Kiernan
Co-worker/Friend

May 11, 2006

Rest in peace blue angel. You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

May 11, 2006

Obviously there are no words to express the deep sadness your tragic death has left everyone feeling....even people like me who didn't know you.

I never knew you, but certainly appreciate all you and every other officer did to protect the citizens.

I know all of your friends and family will fiercely miss you. May the great memories they shared with you carry them through this tradegy.

Rest in peace....

Citizen
Prince William County

May 11, 2006

To all the family and friends of Detective Vicky Armel, may God Bless and comfort each one of you during this difficult time.

Deputy Jimmy Busch
Shelby County Sheriff's Office, TN

May 11, 2006

Vicky:
Your memory will forever remain in the lives of the people you have touched. We will always remember your smile and fun spirit. You gave the ultimate sacrifice for your department and helped save the lives of other officers.
May God bless you and keep you forever in a safe place in heaven.
Your light will shine down upon your family and console them in this time of saddness.

Lisa Cox
spouse of Lt. Cox

May 11, 2006

To the loving family of Detective Armel- I extend my deepest sympathy. To her extended family, the Fairfax County Police Officers, I extend my deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace as you carry on the watch. Be safe out there. God's peace.

Mother of a Fairfax County Officer

May 11, 2006

I am deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred that day. I wished it ended differently. I wish you could be here to tell the tale of that wicked day. I pray for your family. I pray the pain quickly leaves but the happy memories stay forever. Though I did not know you personally, you are family to us all. I pray the Lord takes you in his arms and shows you all the beauty heaven has. Please talk him into sending us more guardian angels as the devil has been creeping through the cracks in doubles. Vicky, you have a beautiful soul. You've lived your life to serve justice and help those who can't help themselves. To your husband and the children, please stay strong... She'll want you to keep on and live life as she would have. I pray you'll always remember her and her memory never fade. Much love.

Deputy Kimberly L. Huddleston
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

May 11, 2006

My prayers go out to the Armel family during this hard time. I prayed this day would happen to anyone I worked with or knew. It reminds you what matters most in life, your family. Take that extra moment to tell them you love them before you put on the uniform. Vicky, God bless you

2Lt Jeffrey Gossett
Fairfax County Police

May 11, 2006

My heart goes out to the kids and the husband that Det Vicky Armel leaves behind. Her husband being in Law Enforcement himself, understands that every day may very well be your last, but that is a hard thing to explain to a child. I can't even imagine......I pray that God gives the family the strength to get through these times. Vicky is looking down on you all, awaiting your own arrival into God's kingdom, and you will again, be reunited. To the Fairfax County Police Department, you lost a great one it seems, she did not hesitate when confronted with the situation in which she found herself. What a true hero. May God bless you all and place his healing hands upon your department during this time. Semper Fi to you all!!

Trooper
North Carolina Highway Patrol

May 11, 2006

Vicky,
From the first day I met you I knew you had something special in you. I still remember the cookouts at my Dads when you and Tyler would come over. Working with you was just as special you had an effect on everyone, you truly are one of Fairfax's finest and a inspiration to all. I will miss you Vicky. Tyler you and the kids will be in our prayers forever. God bless you all

Master Deputy Sheriff Jeff Gillette
Fairfax County Sheriffs Office

May 11, 2006

It is hard to describe to a rookie how you it feels to learn that a brother or sister has given the ultimate sacrafice, and that it hurts just like a blood family member was lost. "To Vicky" though all give some, you gave all. God bless you and those left behind to celebrate your life. You are a true hero.

FTO M. L. Harris
Suffolk, VA UNiform Patrol Division

May 11, 2006

TO THE FAMILY OF DET.VICKY O.ARMEL A TRUE AMERICAN HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON,AS THE HOURS TURN TO DAYS,AND THE DAYS TURN TO YEARS,ONE THING IS CERTAIN VICKY WILL ALWAYS BE WATCHING OVER YOU."BEAUTIFUL ANGEL"REST IN PEACE MY SISTER.

LT. CAROLLO
NYPD

May 11, 2006

My prayers go out for a fellow sister in blue...may God stand by your family at home and your one in blue to give them strength. We'll feel safer knowing you're watching over us as we walk the thin blue line...rest in peace

Detective Joyce Williams, President
Suffolk Police Officers' Association, Local 5022, Suffolk Virginia

May 11, 2006

How does one define a hero?
What makes them so rare and unique?
Perhaps its the way they carry themselves,
Perhaps its the way they speak,
Maybe its their attitudes on everyday of their lives,
Or maybe their selflessness and perseverance to strive,
No matter what characteristics one tries to unveil there is but one thats surely true,
A hero puts their life before others...others like me and you,
May the Lord welcome you into his kingdom as you have earned your place,
God Bless your family... and may your memory instill a smile upon their face.

May 11, 2006

With tears in my eyes, I write these words. I have tried to read all the things everyone has said about Det. Armel but I cannot go on right now. It is too heartbreaking. Det. Armel, I wish for you eternal happiness and peace. For your family, I wish you well and may the hands of time ease the hurt. For your fellow officers and friends, be glad you knew her. I wish I could have met her, I know I would have liked her because of what everyone has said about her. I hope to be able to live up to her example........God Bless you. Semper Fidelis.

AZ Narc

May 11, 2006

MAY GOD BLESS THIS HERO AND THE ARMEL FAMILY

Special Agent Dennis Dodson
Virginia State Police

May 11, 2006

To THE FAMILY OF VICKY ARMEL:
I have known Vicky for about seventeen years.We both graduated from the 14th session of the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy.My wife and I both had the privilege of working with vicky while she was on the Sheriff's Office.I was always impressed with vicky's professionalism and determination.Those of us who knew Vicky, knew she was a special person.After May 8th.2006, those who did not know Vicky, now know how special she was.Your family is in our hearts and prayers.

MDS.Ron Phillips & SGT.Dawn Phillips
FX CO SHERRIF'S OFFICE

May 11, 2006

Again, my heart breaks for another officer and her family. My husband, Michael Wise was killed in June 2004 and it always makes me so sad to know that another family is enduring what we did just a short time ago. My thoughts and prayers are with Detective Armel's family, friends and coworkers.

Denise Wise
Widow, Officer Michael H. Wise, II

May 11, 2006

Det Armel, you gave your life doing what you always did, protecting the lives and safety of our county residents. May you have eternal peace in Our Lord's care, knowing that you did a job well done here.

APO4 Paul Boedges/Retired
FCPD/Franconia

May 11, 2006

To the Armel Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Vicky. From her picture I can see she was a very beautiful person who was a special police officer. I wish you all the very best in the future. God bless.

Sgt Michael J.K. Wright
Vinton Police Dept, Louisiana

May 11, 2006

TO THE ARMEL FAMILY,

MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU IN THIS TRYING TIME. JUST REMEMBER THAT YOUR LOVED ONE IS IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE THAN WE ARE. SHE IS NOW AN ANGEL ALWAYS LOOKING DOWN ON HER FAMILY AND SMILING. WHEN YOUR SKIES SEEM DARK, JUST REMEMBER THAT YOUR LOVED ONE IS SHINING DOWN ON YOU. MAY THE LOVE OF GOD PROVIDE YOU WITH THE COMFORT YOU ARE GOING TO NEED.

COMM/RECORDS SUP C A PENDLETON
FALLS CHURCH CITY POLICE

May 11, 2006

Vicky;

Thanks for being a true friend for the past 10 years. I will miss our talks and joking around prior to the start of court. May God take you into his arms and watch over Tyler and the kids.

PFC M.A. Hammond
Fairfax County Sheriffs Office

May 11, 2006

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