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

Detective Armel

On May 8, 2006, others say you were a hero. Your brothers, sisters and family know you were a hero everyday. Just saying thanks for your sacrafice will never be enough. Although I never met you, I will never forget you. I will never forget the sounds of your fellow officers trying to get you to safety as I listened to the event on the radio. I only wish I could have been there to do something.

Your watch has ended, we will carry on from here.
RIP

PFC B Foster
Fairfax County Sheriffs Office

May 9, 2006

Vicky, God has called you home for a more important assignment.
Tyler, may He also watch over and keep you and your families in His hands through these trying days. Don't be afraid to lean on your brothers and sisters in the department. They are a wonderful family. God bless you all.

MPO Hank Hodges, Retired
Fairfax County PD

May 9, 2006

"The credit belongs to those people who are actually in the arena...who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions to a worthy cause; who at best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
Rest in Peace, Detective Armel. My prayers are with your family.

P.O. Patrick Johnson
Chicago P.D. (Former Fairfax County resident)

May 9, 2006

In Valor there is Hope. Rest in Peace
Policeman's 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind.

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, "Well done...,"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

Author Unknown

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo PD

May 9, 2006

You and your fmaily are in my thoughts and prayers. I am very sorry that they must walk this painful journey without you. Thank you for your service to the community. Rest in peace, Detective Armel. Your heroism will not be forgotten. Heroes live forever.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

May 9, 2006

Vicky you are my sister and you will be greatly missed. Your service to God and your community was honorable and now you shall rest. Your faith will guide you to your well deserved resting place which God has set aside for you in heaven.

Tyler,
If John or I can help in any way please call us. God Bless you and your family. You are in our prayers.

SGT. Pam Nevlud
City of Fairfax Police

Sgt. Pam Nevlud
Fairfax City Police Department

May 9, 2006

I can only imagine the pain that the fellow officers and family are experiencing right now. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Deputy Jeff Beach
Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office

May 9, 2006

MAY GOD BLESS DETECTIVE ARMEL'S HUSBAND, AND HER TWO VERY YOUNG KIDS THAT SHE LEAVES BEHIND. OUR PRAYERS TO THE OFFICER THAT IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. MAY GOD ALSO BLESS THE REST OF HER FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COWORKERS. DET.ARMEL, I READ WHERE YOU GAVE YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST A FEW YEARS AGO. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

May 9, 2006

Detective Armel, it was my pleasure and honor to have known you as a Deputy Sheriff and a Fairfax County Police Officer.You were always very professional and a credit to both agencys.God has now called you home and you will suffer no longer. May your friends and family find peace in your many accomplishments. You have left this world a better place.You were loved by many and will be greatly missed.God bless and rest in peace.

Joseph G. Duncan-Retired
Fairfax County Police Depatrment

May 9, 2006

Go with God, Detective Armel. The people of Fairfax and the rest of the state will not forget you and your sacrifice. You died heroically, as you did your best to save your fellow officers from an unprovoked, cowardly ambush attack from some misguided individual.

There are far too many names constantly being added to this web site, and it saddens me to see more and more listings every time I log on. May your family find strength during these sad times and may the rest of us keep your fellow Fairfax officers in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

Former Deputy
Hanover County (VA) Sheriff's Office

May 9, 2006

Rest in peace Vicky...your watch is over and you are now in good hands. Thank you for for service to our community...God bless your family, they will always be in my prayers.

Special Agent Keith Chase
US Department of Energy

May 9, 2006

Rest in Peace Sister

Dep. Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

May 9, 2006

It is always tragic when the life of one of our brothers or sisters is taken senselessly. It is especially heartbreaking during the week that we come together to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Det. Armel, your service and dedication to the citizens of Fairfax County will not be forgotten. Rest easy; we've got the watch.

Officer Tyson #2836
Prince George's County Police

May 9, 2006

Vicky, Our condolences to Tyler, your beautifull children, your family, friends and fellow co-workers. You will be greatly missed by your friends her at the Sheriffs Office as well as in the P.D. Your watch is over now. Now it is our turn to continue to watch for you. God bless your family, GO REST NOW.
We will miss your smiling face coming into to ADC.

PFC Rosina Thompson
Fairfax County Office of the Sheriff

May 9, 2006

To the family, friends, and sibling officers of Detective Armel, may God be with you all during your time of grievance. Rest in peace, our sister.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

May 9, 2006

You will not be forgotten, nor will most of our local society now take for granted the job that you did, and that your fellow officers will continue to do. Thank you, and god bless to your family.

Mother of a fellow Fx Officer

May 9, 2006

It broke my heart to read this today. May God be with your family, friends, and co workers... may He wrap His arms around your husband and children as they begin this horrible journey of grief and healing.

May God also lead all those who knew and loved you to this site so they can see all of us who will NEVER forget your sacrifice for this country and your community.

God be with you all
LEO Fiancee and friend of Peter Grignon EOW 3/23/05

May 9, 2006

How very, very sad....now we need Law Enforcement to watch over Law Enforcement. Maybe our police stations should have camera's, special garages, and metal detectors. At risk "every minute, every hour, every day".

People of the community....you need to get motivated and do something to increase respect, appreciation, and awareness of the great risks that these brave heroes take everyday...we are indeed so privileged to have these brave heroes.
March in parades with banners for them like we are doing, raise awareness in schools, visit your local police depts during nat'l police week, send cards, etc... DO SOMETHING PLEASE!!!!



Reality

Imagine how our world would be
If every police officer quit
Turned in their gun, turned in their badge,
Just finally had enough of it.

No respect, no loyalty,
No appreciation of all they do,
They’d give their lives for all of us,
These wonderful officers of “Blue”.

Kicked at, spit on,
Punched, stabbed and shot,
Everyday assaults on officers,
Done…without thinking a second thought!

Our laws are in favor of criminals,
There’s always some loophole in their case,
Out again to commit more crimes and murders
…creates pain, that we, the family and friends
…in time will never erase.

Why should they do it?
Why take the risk?
Why put their life on the line?
Subject their loved ones to endless suffering,
When their precious life is lost while fighting crime.

More murders, more kidnappings, more robberies and rapes,
Just to mention a few,
Please ask yourself how life would be,
If there were NO officers in Blue!

Would you do it? Could you do it?
And for how many…would YOU give it all?
Rewards are a 21 gun salute, a Medal of Honor,
And your name gets added to the Wall.

Think about it. Why are they here?
And why do some hate them so?
Because they enforce the laws that put convicts and murderers
In jail serving time, or on “Death Row”.

All give some and some give all,
It’s a risk they chose to take:
To put their heart and soul in it,
To put their lives at stake.

So, please take a moment,
Please give it deep thought,
Think of what “you can do”…

To help show respect,
To help follow the laws,
So we’d quit losing our Heroes in Blue!

Written by Jaclyn Pocceschi Mosley
Sister of Fallen Officer Rodney F. Pocceschi EOW 6/23/03.


Fallen Officers Remembered

May 9, 2006

Detective Armel,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother!

Officers Paul and Amy Sperandeo
Westwego and Gretna Police Dept, LA

May 9, 2006

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and loved ones of Det.Armel. I extend my deepest sympathy to you all.

Gary Mullen
FCPD Retired

May 9, 2006

R.I.P. Detective
As you are in a better place, you will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service, and please continue to watch over us.
Our thoughts and prayers to the Armel family.
Your sisters and brothers at the Fairfax Sheriff's Office

Deputy
Fairfax Sheriff's Office

May 9, 2006

To the family, fellow police officers and friends of Det. Armel, I am sorry for your loss.
The communities which we all serve are always reminded at these unfortunate times how "real and dangerous" police offficers jobs are--it is sad that it takes a tragedy to be reminded of such daily heroic service.
God bless Det. Armel and her family, may you have peace soon.

P.O.
Richmond Police Department

May 9, 2006

God bless you Detective. You showed bravery, courage and most of all dedication to your fellow officers. I pray that you are up above watching out for your brothers and sisters in blue. We will miss you dearly! Your tour of duty is now complete, God Speed.

Officer
Annapolis Police Department

May 9, 2006

WHAT A TRAGEDY. YOUR SACRIFICE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY.

PTM. K.MCGEE
MPD,TX

May 9, 2006

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Det. Armel; may she rest in peave and always be remembered as a hero.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

May 9, 2006

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