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

ITS ALWAYS HARD TO SEE, AND HEAR ABOUT ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER LOSING THEIR LIFE. BUT MY HEART GOES OUT TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS, AND FELLOW OFFICERS IN FAIRFAX,VA. RIP YOU WILL BE MISSED.



OFFICER STEPHEN BROWN USPP-WDC #360

pvt
U.S. PARK POLICE WDC

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

God bless the officers that went to the threat and provided closure. You no doubt saved many lives. Most people will never understand why we do what we do. Det Armel, you died a warrior and a hero to all.

DFC B Sayre
LCSO

May 11, 2006

To all the family and friends,My heart goes out to you and you are in my prayers. I worked with Vicky at the FFX Sheriffs Office back in the day and she seemed to always be smiling. When she went to the FFX Police Dept and I would see her around the court house she was smiling and would always stop and chat. Vicky set a standard for us all as people and as officers. I will always remember you Vicky and all that you have done for us in paying the price to protect us all... May God keep you and protect us all.... I WILL MISS YOU.....

Mds Roy Barnes
Fairfax County Sheriffs Office

May 11, 2006

Death is to be expected and Christ has prepared us for that eventuality, but it doesn't make any easier for those of us who continue on to understand why. Even though, I have been ticketed by our Police force on several occasions when I have broken the law I can truely say I never felt any hostility because of them doing their duty for all of us. They are a professional group and always convey the feeling of wanting to do whats right and protect us in every way. And Detective Armel has shown the ultimate sacrifice by giving her life to protect us all from one of those who is sick and deranged. The Light of the Lord has shined upon her and her actions shown she was one of his servants and a lover of her society and fellow citizens.

Thank you Detective Armel and your fellow Officers for protecting me and my family and friends. God bless us all.

George Younts, Citizen of Fairfax


George R. Younts
Fairfax Citizen

May 11, 2006

Vicky, as you now know, Jesus Loves You and so do we.

John 3:16

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond VA Police

May 11, 2006

Vicky, Your professionalism and caring set the bar high for the rest of us. You set an example of what a good caring cop is all about. You are in God's arms now, rest in peace and keep watch over the rest of us.

May 11, 2006

Another senseless loss of life. Prayers go to your family and friends .And the people that worked with you as they are family to . You will be greatly missed .......PFC Betchley k-9 unit

PFC Peter Betchley K-9 unit
Lecompte Police Dept. LA

May 11, 2006

While I did not know you Vicky, as an APO with the FFCPD, you set a very high example for me and other Officers to strive for. May God Bless and keep you and your family along with the thin blue line left behind.


FFCPD APO

May 11, 2006

I to lost a dear friend and Partner ,shot by a 223 mini 14 his name was Hillary Cudnik. The loss is remembered always as will Vickies. My thoughts and prayers will be with all surviving family and co workers as they mourn the loss of another down Officer. The other E mails say it all. Rest in peace.

David Morley 971
Cleveland Police

May 11, 2006

There aren't words that can reflect how I feel right know. I've known you for many years and the one thing that will stick in my mind and heart forever is that everytime I ran across you where ever it was, station, range, court, you always had a smile. Vicky you will surely be missed by all of us. God has you at his side for the rest of eternity.

MPO Steve Mattos
Fairfax County Police

May 11, 2006

John 15:13, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Vicky, you did just this. God bless you for your love you showed your fellow officers that day. They will never forget! I will never forget! God bless you, your family and extended family in law enforcement!

Christine Liberty
Wife of FCPD Officer Kevin Liberty - Franconia Station

May 11, 2006

Easy going in nature,
Respected and loved by all,
We are proud to have served with you,
As you answered the call.

Fly, fly do not fear
Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don't wait for me
Above the universe you'll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set. . .But I won't forget


May God bless your husband and children. Rest in peace Vicky. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. . .

Employee
Fairfax County Police Department

May 11, 2006

There is very little that will stop a law enforcement officer in their tracks. When news of the tragic & senseless events unfolding on May 8th were first broadcast, the news was not coming quickly enough. And then it was heard that one of our own had succumbed to her injuries. It was at that moment that I cried for my sister. I did not know you, however I did not need to. You made the ultimate sacrifice and did it as a hero - continuing to fight until the end.

My prayers are with and for you, Detective Vicky Armel. My prayers are also with your family and "brothers and sisters" of the law enforcement community. This will be a difficult time for those that knew you - and even those that did not have that pleasure.

God Bless You - and may you rest in peace.

Sgt. Lee Ann Gable
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

May 11, 2006

My heartfelt sympthy to the Armel Family. You are in my prayers. Memories can never be taken away, may Vicky's family hold her memories colse to their hearts.

Vicky you are a HERO...

Joan Edwards
Fairfax County Police Dept
Central Records

Joan Edwards, Admin Assistant
Fairfax County Police-Central Records

May 11, 2006

Vicky was a dedicated and professional officer, courageous and brave. I feel blessed to have had the chance to know and work with her. My heart and prayers go out to her family, friends and loved ones, along with all her fellow officers. I will never forget.

Investigator Steve Remick
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

May 11, 2006

The band I wear on my wrist reads "Heros live forever"
I can think of no better words
God just needed one more good cop......too soon
RIP Vicky

Ofc. Kevin Liberty
FCPD-FRANCONIA STATION

May 11, 2006


May 11, 2006


Dear all Buddhist followers and friends,

We have learned the non-sense tragedy happened on this Monday afternoon at the Sully District Police Station in Fairfax County. This misfortune killed one officer, took the live of a gunman, and wounded two other victims. It was with great sadness of loss that we learned of Detective Vicky O. Armel’s death.

We hope and believe that these similarly unexpected events never and never happen again in our community as well as in the Fairfax County. Our thoughts and prayers are with all victims, their family and friends. Detective Armel will always remain very much alive in the memories of those who loved, respected, and treasured her.

Please go to your church or temple on this weekend and share your sympathy and pray to those who died, injured, and suffered on and after this saddened news.

With love and compassion,


The Most Reverend Thich Van Dam

President of United Buddhist Church of America

United Buddhist Church of America
Annandale, Va

May 11, 2006

DET. ARMEL,

I DIDNT KNOW YOU ,BUT I MOURN NO LESS. I WAS WORKING THAT DAY . I WANTED IT DESPERATLY TO BE A NIGHTMARE , BUT SADLY IT WASNT , I STILL HEAR MPO GARBARINO'S VOICE IN MY HEAD. THE INSTANT ORGANIZED CHAOS THAT OCCURED PLAYS OVER AND OVER. I PRAY FOR YOUR SOUL I KNOW IT HAS BEEN UPLIFTED TO OUR GOD. I PRAY FOR YOUR KIDS AND YOUR HUSBAND AS I AM A WIFE OF A FAIRFAX COUNTY OFFICER MYSELF. JUST KNOW YOU ARE A HERO TO EVERYONE IN THE FCPD FAMILY. YOU WILL ME SORELY MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.

MY REGARDS,

JENNIFER SCHULZ
DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS FAIRFAX COUNTY

PSC1 Jennifer Schulz
Public Safety Communicator FCPD

May 11, 2006

Thank you Vicky, for all that you were to our community. My thoughts and prayers are with all who knew you. You will be fondly missed and remembered by all of us in the DC Metro area.

MPD Police Wife

May 11, 2006

To The Armel Family

I, like all members the Police Department and our community are deeply saddened by the loss of Det. Vicky Armel. This tragady has touched me on a personal note and as a member of the United Buddhist Church of America Monastery, I've lead my temple in prayer for Vicky and her family. As a fellow colleague in the Fairfax County Police Department and on behalf of Central Records, we wish to extend our regrets to the Armel Family for their loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Thanh Huynh Admin Assistant !!
Fairfax County Police (Records)

May 11, 2006

You are, and will always be, the perfect example of what an American Hero is! The blood you shed will ALWAYS keep the stripes in our beloved flag red and wet! Our job is a hard one, some don't understand that. But although I didn't know you, I will never forget you. May the Lord above us bless you and your family, and thank you for being a true inspiration. I truly hope that as an officer, I can make you proud. God bless you Detective Armel.

Police Officer
Arlington County Police Dept.

May 11, 2006

May God watch over your family and coworkers during these trying times. As a child growing up in Fairfax county, I remember being so impressed with the men and women of the FCPD. Your bravery on May 8th is an example of the professionalism that has been associated with FCPD for many years. Thank you for your time on earth keeping northern Virginia safe. Take care and know that your family and coworkers are in our thoughts and prayers.

TFC J. Prince
Maryland State Police Trooper 4

May 11, 2006

To FCPD, friends and family to Detective Armel:

Your loss is felt by all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for your sacrifice for which we are all safer.

God Bless you in your time of sorrow.

Special Agent
Washington, DC

May 11, 2006

ETERNAL LIGHT
Those we love must someday pass beyond our present sight... Must leave us and the world we know without their radiant light. But we know that like a candle their lovely light will surely shine to brighten up another place more perfect... more divine. And in the realm of Heaven where they shine so warm and bright. Our loved ones live forevermore in God’s eternal light.

In Valor There is Hope...

Rest in Peace Vicky... Your family and friends are in our prayers.

Lt. Karen C. Carr
Chesterfield County Police Department

May 11, 2006

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