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

Police provide the community with the protection that allows individuals the security and freedom to engage in all endeavors to the betterment of the community. When a protector is taken the community loses a part of that freedom and security that can never be replaced. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

My sincere condolences to the family of Vicky Armel

Major Tom Bowen
Retired, FCPD

May 10, 2006

GOD SPEED, DETECTIVE ARMEL. MAY YOUR SACRIFICE NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. IT IS SURELY A TRAGEDY KNOWING THAT A SISTER IS NOW GONE. MAY YOU WALK THE STREETS OF HEAVEN AND KNOW THAT YOUR DUTY IS NOW DONE. WE HAVE THE WATCH NOW. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT. GOD SPEED. REST IN PEACE

SERGEANT
HENRICO COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT---VA

May 10, 2006

When a Police Officer is killed, it is not a city that loses an officer - it is an entire nation.

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Fairfax County Police Department.
May you rest in peace.

Jutta Bretl, Germany

May 10, 2006

My Sincere Thank YOU to this fallen Detective, but my HEARTFELT THANKS to all the Law Enforcement officers from the East Coast to the West Coast, for your service, dedication and help.

I didn't know Detective Armel, but my sympathy goes to her husband, children, other family,friends, co-workers, and all that knew and loved her.

We must all change, and remember to say "THANK YOU, and I appreciate you, and I love you to anyone that we admire and love, so that we won't have to tell them how we feel when they have died.

PEOPLE SUPPORT our Law Enforcement officers, and teach our children to honor and respect these wonderful Police Departments nationwide, that risk their lives to serve and protect us.

**Parents it is your job to monitor your children, to seek help when you see a change in behavior such as with the young man that shot and wounded and changed the lives of the Fairfax Police Dept. Our law enforcement depts. are working hard day and night to make our lives, and neighborhoods safe. Police officers risk and serve us directing traffic, responding to a call, or looking for missing person(s)and the list goes on.

So in Memory of Detective Armel, and ALL the fallen officers-the next time you see Law Enforcement--Let them know you appreciate them, and wish them a good day and pray non stop for their safety.

My thoughts and prayers are lifted to the other officer that was wounded, and I wish him a speedy recover.

In closing, Detective Armel, rest in peace, GOD has you on the "WINGS OF HIS LOVE NOW" and your living was not in vain. We shall never forget you. THANKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE!

Average Citizen in Maryland

May 10, 2006

Our tears have fallen, Our emotions have been shattered and Our hearts lie exposed in total sadness. May God Bless you and Keep you, your children and Vicky.


Falls Church City Police Department

May 10, 2006

While we did not know you, we are truly grateful for your dedication, mourning your death; never forgetting your sacrifice! Not to worry, dear friend, your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on your watch for you ~ may you rest in peace.

Daniel & LaWanda Ross
Citizen/Iowa

May 10, 2006

You were a hero every day.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.

May 10, 2006

You served with grace and courage and left your mark on so many people. You will be greatly missed. We know you are watching down on us now, and that gives us some peace. Thank you Vicky.

Pfc. Leslie Sheehan
FCSO

May 10, 2006

Detective Armel,you very bravely did your duty. My condolences to your family and friends.

Sgt. Matt Burk
Northern Regional Police Dept.,PA

May 10, 2006

Detective Vicky O. Armel, it is through your heroic acts of courage and commitment to duty to keep others safe that sets you apart from all the others. Though I have never met you, I will not forget you. My thoughts and prayers go out to your Family and to the Officers of the Fairfax County Police Department. RIP.

Detective Thomas Tully
Southampton Town Police, Long Island, NY

May 10, 2006

As a former Commander of the old Chantilly Sub-station, Fairfax County Police, I feel the horror and sickness when we lose a family member. Our home is in shock and disappointment and we will continue to pray for the surviving immediate family along with all others who are serving and who have served in this great department.

Capt. R. L. Ellis
Retired FCPD

May 10, 2006

May 8th, 2006 a HERO is taken from the Fairfax Co PD.
A HERO that sacrificed herself to save so many lives.

My heart breaks for your loved ones, both your immediate family and your police family. And especially for your children. It is so unfair that this happened in your back lot, your "home away from home".

God Bless you Detective Armel. You have earned your place in Heaven.



Friend of Mark Sawyers EOW 6-5-04
Sterling Hgts Police Dept, Michigan

May 10, 2006

My deepest sympathies go out to the family of DET. Vicky Armel. As a wife of police officer, my heart is crying for you. Your police family, as well as their families are praying for you and are holding you close to our hearts. May God bless you and give you a peace that only He can give in the coming days and weeks ahead. Det. Vicky Armel touched so many people in her life and she still is. Romans 8:28

Tonya
wife of PFC. Penman, City of Fairfax PD

May 10, 2006

No greater love can someone have then to lay down their life for a friend. What makes police officers so special is our willingness to help those we know as in other Officers as well as those we don't know as in citizens at anytime. In her tragic death Vicky exemplified that courage and dedication. Words cannot express my sadness, admiration, and prayers for you and your family.

Retired Major/ Lee Williams
Fairfax County Police

May 10, 2006

I have a brother who serves on the Police force in Lincoln, NE. I love him and appreciate what he does. I'm so sorry for your loss - I care about Det. Armel's life and I appreciate her service. God Bless You.

Dani Lutz
The City of Falls Church

May 10, 2006

To the this Hero's husband and Children whenever you see a feather, please remember the following. It wrote it for all fallen officers in 2005 but it is much appropriate for the husband and little ones of Detective Armel:

FEATHERS FROM AN ANGEL
ARE ONE’S WE HARDLY SEE
BUT THESE ARE QUITE DIFFERENT
AND SPECIAL AS CAN BE
THESE FEATHERS ARE A REMINDER
OF A SPECIAL PERSON’S LOVE
WHO IS NOW YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
SERVING AND PROTECTING FROM ABOVE!!!

Cops Wife

May 10, 2006

She protected us from day to day
So our families and children can safely play
Sacrificed her life with no despair
So we could be safe and go anywhere
No matter the trouble, that came along
This officer was always strong
Through the good and the bad
Fighting crime
She will always represent
THE THIN BLUE LINE
Let’s all stop and think
For those who sacrificed
And for each name engraved on the mighty wall of fate
Her ghost will walk the beat on each city street; you’ll find her at each rookie’s side, guiding them on that thin blue line!


God Bless the family and all should know that the fellow officers in blue will do what is necessary to help this family!!

COPS WIFE

May 10, 2006

May God bless you and keep you safe now Detective Armel.

May your family find comfort in the warmth of God. May your children always remember what a wonderful mother you were. I know the pain of loosing my mother when I was 6 and I pray that your children will remember the happy times, although sometimes that is not easy. I pray that they will keep your light shining bright and always keep you in their hearts for that is where memories live.

God bless all those around you, your family, friends and fellow officers.

Denise

Denise
Granddaughter of Ret Police Officer/Detroit PD

May 10, 2006

From all of us at Falls Church, we give the family our deepest love and support. May God look over Det. Armel's family and protect them. She will be missed through out the entire law enforcement community. May God Bless Det. Armel.

PO Jack Sorto
City of Falls Church CSU

May 10, 2006

Your watch is over and now you have another watch -- to watch over your fellow brothers and sisters.Thank you for the services you have provided to the community. God bless your family and you and your family are in my prayers.

Fairfax County Resident


FX Cty Resident

May 10, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord bless your soul and keep your family in His tender care. You are a true hero.

Master Sergeant, USAF Retired
Falls Church City

May 10, 2006

Your heroism and bravery is what keeps people like me going in this job, although we hate to see tragedies like this....My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, and your family at Fairfax County PD. Rest in peace, sister

Detective Jennifer Hardwich
Syracuse Police Department

May 10, 2006

Words cannot express the grief we feel today in the loss of Detective Vicky Armel, one of Fairfax County's very finest. We pray for the Armel family and also for the Officer who was critically wounded. It was a tragic and dreadful day. We are so sad. May God grant you rest and peace.

Mrs. Robert Ellis
Retired from Fairfax County - Huntington, WV

May 10, 2006

God bless you Detective Armel and may you rest in peace
To family friends and fellow officers my thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Anne (Civilian UK)

May 10, 2006

Vicky, My eyes hurt so much from the tears that are endless. THis is a pain that is unlike any pain I've felt since 9-11. It was an honor to have worked beside you on the daywork squad at Reston. You are truely a hero and I have the upmost respect for you and for your help during my early yrs. on the dept. Words can't express how you will be missed, you were the toughest of the officers I've known, and yet had a great sense of humor. You will truely be missed. God bless you, Tyler and your family, you have touched us all. One day we'll see you again, I salute you


FFx County Officer


FCPD Fellow Officer

May 10, 2006

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