Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Vicky Anne Owen Armel

Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, May 8, 2006

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Detective Vicky Anne Owen Armel

Vicki, although I did not personally know you, you were still my sister. My prayers and sympathy are with your family during this difficult time. My heart goes out especially to your children as we approach Mother's Day. Thank you for your service, dedication, and ultimate sacrifice.

PO3 T. Bellamy
Montgomery County, MD

May 10, 2006

your watch is over and your now with god.. Thanks for your services. God bless your family, they will always be in my prayers.

MDS Juan romero Sr
Fairfax County Sheriff office

May 10, 2006

You always held my highest respect, and I am both honored and proud to have worked with you. Yours is the most difficult job. Yours is the most honorable job. And, yet, yours can be the most thankless job. But, I thank you. I thank each of you. And I am continuously humbled and inspired by the bravery of America's law enforcement.

Former Fairfax County Prosecutor

May 10, 2006

God Bless you Vickie for your heroism!
You gave the ultimate sacrifice to which we face everyday! You will never be forgotten.
Peace be with you and your family!

Senior Trooper Michael Middleton
Virginia State Police

May 10, 2006

There is not greater love than this , that you will die for your fellow man. You payed the ultimate price. You are in Gods hands now.

PFC Robert Miller
Fairfax County Police

May 10, 2006

You are truely a hero coming to the aid of a fellow officer and paying the ultimate sacrifice in doing so. My prayers go out to your family and may they always remember you are a HERO to all of us and they will ALWAYS have you watching over them.

Rest in Peace

Special Agent
ATF Memphis, TN

May 10, 2006

Detective Armel,
While I did not have the pleasure of meeting you, I know that your agencey is deeply saddened by your death. I can only imagine what your family is going through right now, but I truly trust and believe that Farifax County will do all they can to support and help. Please know that we all respect your sacrifice and are very proud of you.

To the Armel family, God bless you all. We are very proud of Vicky.

Detective Chris Nielsen/Former FCPD Ofcr
Roanoke County Police, VA

May 10, 2006

My heart goes out to your family, friends and fellow officers. I am truly sorry for your loss. God Bless.

Daughter of a Sgt.

May 10, 2006

Detective Armel,
Thanks for serving Fairfax County with dedication and courage! Your spirit will always be with us.
God bless you!

Richard Manley
Fairfax Juvenile Court/Adult Probation

May 10, 2006

Vicky, may God bless you and keep you by his side. Although I was retired before you started, I still love and respect you because you wore the same uniform and walked the same journey. May God also bless and protect your family.

Don Schrum, Major (Retired)
Fairfax County P.D.

May 10, 2006

There is no greater sacrifice that to lay down your life to protect another as she did for her fallen comrade. She did her duty as she saw fit.

Sgt. Tony Corn
Ormond Beach, FL, Police Department

May 10, 2006

My dear sister in blue.....may your family have the strength and support to endure this trying time. Be at peace now...we have the watch.

Fellow Fairfax County Officer

May 10, 2006

I never had the honor of meeting you, Det. Armel, but I will certainly never EVER forget you. You were stolen from your family and your community, but you can never be stolen from our hearts and our prayers. Your memory will never die. I will tell your story to my children and their children because YOU are a testament to selflessness and to always doing what is right, not what is easy.

I am fortunate and proud to support the sworn officers on this Department who will continue your watch and remain dutiful in your honor. May God bless you, your family, and the entire Fairfax County Police Department.

Fairfax County Police Department

May 10, 2006

Vicky was truly one of the finest people on the planet. I will never forget the years we shared working at the Reston district station. I remember how excited she was when she was preparing for the arrival of her first child. Her joy and enthusiasm was very contagious. Vicky was always upbeat and very committed to her family and job. Vicky, even though this is difficult for us all, we know that you are in the presence of the Lord experiencing joy beyond measure. We pray that the Lord will give Tyler and the kids the grace and strength they need to endure this difficult time. Blessings!

PFC Gary Bailey
Fairfax County Police Department

May 10, 2006

Forever In Our Hearts

Police Officer
George Mason University Police Dept

May 10, 2006

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


May 10, 2006


You paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure this countries freedom. I only wish there was more that I could have done to help you, in your time of need. I along with your other brothers and sisters in blue attempted to get to you quickly, we were not quick enough. Please no that we did our best!!!!!!!

Vicky, from your seat at the right hand of God, may you watch out for all of us, your family at the Fairfax County P.D.

May God and his angels spread their wings and watch over your husband and your children.

Tyrone R. Morrow, Major
Fairfax County Police Department

Major Tyrone R. Morrow
Fairfax County Police Department

May 10, 2006

Vicky, rest in peace sister, I will always remember your dedication as a detective, but most of all your dedication to your wonderful family and service to God.

Det. Ramon "Ray" Ordonez

May 10, 2006

This was a very sobering day for Fairfax County. We have lost one of our own. Vicky was a Deputy Sheriff for 7 years and then she tranferred to the Police Department for 9 years. Vicky served this County for 16 years and gave it her heart and soul... Vicky was something special, always friendly and happy, but she knew her job. She will be missed by all who's lives she has touched in both agencies.

May God watch over her family and keep them safe. May her children know that their mother died not in vien, but doing what she loved. My hopes are that they will know that she was and will alway be thought of as an outstanding person who was respected by all and who's that her life was ended to early.

Rest as peaseful as you can Vicky. Know that God needed you in his house now, that is why you were called home. He will watch over your children.

Love always,

1st Lt. Penny Pearson
friend/co-worker from the Fairfax Co. Sheriff's Office

May 10, 2006

Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (KJV) Matthew 25:23

May you continue to cover your fellow officers from above as as you did on that fretful day.

May there be a hedge of protection around Tyler and your children as they continue on with you in their spirit.

FFX County Police

May 10, 2006

Vicky's heroism and devotion to our department will be forever remembered and honored. I am proud to wear the same uniform as she and hope to maintain the standards of professionalism that she did. My heart goes out to Tyler and their kids. God Bless.

Detective Connie Morris
Fairfax County Police Dept.

May 10, 2006


I knew your face but never had the opportunity to know you. Thank you for your dedication to the job and for your Christian witness. Through your sacrafice, other lives will be changed. You did not die in vain.

In Christ's name,

MPO Timothy W. Thomas
Fairfax County Police Department

May 10, 2006

You were truly a hero and you will be very sorely missed. You were an example to all of us. Please know that your life was truly a success and that you will always be remembered.

Lt. Steve Kovacs
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

May 10, 2006

I still cannot comprehend the events that have transpired over the last few days. I am proud to have served with you and worked beside you in CIS. You will never be forgotten. You were a damn good cop and detective and you inspired me on many occasions. May God be with you and your family.

Lieutenant Susan Lamar
Fairfax County Police Department

May 10, 2006

Vicky was a true professional. I worked with her on several cases and came away truly impressed. I was supposed to be in court with her on 5-9-06. I spoke to her victim who through an interpreter was complimentary to Vicky. This man was in tears as he recounted how "nice" Vicky was to him. That is her legacy. She will not be forgotten.

Det A. A. DeSantis

May 10, 2006

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.