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

It is truly difficult to find any words that could adequately comfort your family but rest well knowing that they will always have many fellow officers from near and far to lean on when needed. Our heartfelt condolences to your family and may you rest in peace in the light of God's love.

Andy (Retired FCPD) and Bernadette Wyczlinski

Andy Wyczlinski
Retired - FCPD

May 9, 2006

Job well done.
Heroes never die

Retired Sgt.
Henrico County Police

May 9, 2006

We all know the risks involved when we pin on our badges, but we do it anyway. Thats how we are. It is not easy when death takes one of our family, Vicky has given the ultimate sacrifice. In times like these, we must pull the ranks together and reflect on the efforts we give to serve our public trust.

Tyler and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Vicky, when we see each other, we will laugh about the good times, and cry about the bad once again.

Rest easy my friend.

Master Deputy Sheriff Michael Barker
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

May 9, 2006

I Am Free, Don't grieve for me,for now I'm free I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call,I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day to laugh,to love,to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void. Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared,a laugh,a kiss.Ah,these things I,too will miss.Be not burdened with time of sorrow. I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full,I savored much. Good friends,good times,a loved one touched. Perhaps my time seemed all to brief. Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me. God wanted me now. He set me free.

MPO Howard Simpson Jr.
Fairfax County P.D. Retired

May 9, 2006

May 8, 2006 will be remember always. Your valor is an inspiration to all in law enforcement. You performed to the highest standards. Go now stand beside our Lord and look over your family.
You will be missed by all. God bless your family. They will be in our prayers.

Paul Crovato

May 9, 2006

Det Armel, It comes with great surprise and sadness that on the very day we laid to rest Gary Buro one of our own we have lost another hero here in Virginia. It's difficult to understand why anyone would want to take the life of those of us that carry badges. We serve to protect those who cannot protect themselves. We rush into danger when everyone else is running away from it. You have exemplified the highest quality of courage under fire and unselfishly gave your life protecting others. You will always be remembered not by how you lost your life but how you lived. you are a true hero. We send our condolences to you, your husband, your children, your family and all the Fairfax Police Dept. Lord you have another Sister Angel in blue coming up, shes wearing a badge and ready to walk the beat on heavens streets. Rest in peace Detective.

Ptl Officer E. Martinez, U273
Chesterfield County PD

May 9, 2006

May God bless your family, friends, and the Fairfax PD in this time of tragedy.

Thank you for your service.

Chesterfield Emergency Communications

May 9, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Fairfax County Police Department.

Fallen but never forgotten

Officer Bryan Laurie
Haltom City, Tx

May 9, 2006

Vicky, you were a brave officer, as well as a loving mother and wife. The world is truly a better place because of you. Thank you for your sacrifice. May God watch over you and your family. You will be missed greatly.

Fairfax County Police Officer's Wife

May 9, 2006

Rest in peace Sister Vicky, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham Retired
Sand Springs Okla Police Department

May 9, 2006

To det. armel's family and fellow officers I give my deepest condolences and prayers.

Son of retired fairfax officer

May 9, 2006

May this officer and hero rest in peace. My condolences to her family and thanks to her for her service and sacrifice. May God bless your family during this time of loss and watch over your children.

Citizen of Indiana
Concerned American

May 9, 2006

The credit belongs to the one who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least fails while daring greatly. So that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Terry Donovan
spouse of Amy Lynn Donovan Austin P.D. E.O.W. 31 Oct 2004

May 9, 2006

several years ago i lived in vienna, va and i know from seeing the officers in action out there how awesome they are. to detective armel's family and co-workers, my thoughts and prayers are with you as your go through this difficult time of losing a loved one. detective armel, you are and will be missed tremendously. .....'go rest high on that mountain'.........Godspeed, Detective.


May 9, 2006

God bless you detective.

MSgt Joseph Hart-Bowley
USAF Security Police

May 9, 2006

What is that wonderful sound

It’s coming from the cemetery ground

Sounds like bagpipes from a military tattoo

A large number of people gathered wearing blue

It’s a police funeral conducted in a military fashion

Marching in line with pride and passion

They are saying goodbye to their fallen comrade

All performed with the precision of a military parade

An observer cannot feel anything but proud

To have touched the life of the person in the funeral shroud

To give your life in such a way

Heroic to the end, the supreme price to pay

The dedication of the boys and girls in blue

To sacrifice their lives for you

They are eternally in your debt

The sacrifice, you do not regret

May god bless you and your family.

Your wife will never be forgotten.

FAM Steven Haw
United States Federal Air Marshal Service

May 9, 2006

Vicky: Thank you so much for your brave dedication to law enforcement. Know that your legacy will live on. My deepest sympathy and prayers to your husband, children, family, extended family and co-workers. May they feel love and support through the trying times ahead...As the saying goes, HEROs never die...Rest with Adonai...

Friend of:
Patrolman Kip E. Boulis
Perrysburg City Police Department, Ohio
E.O.W.: Sunday, May 30, 1976

Alabama C.O.P.S.

May 9, 2006

To Vicky's family and my fellow brother and sister officers, there are no words to describe the sadness and sense of loss we all feel. Lean on each other for strength and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Judi Lukens Torian 2LT ret
Fairfax Co. Police Dept

May 9, 2006

I send my condolences to the Armel family. God Bless You and your family. Vicky and her loving family will always be remembered in my prayers.

Retired Officer, Edward M. Bennett
Fairfax County Police

May 9, 2006

To Det. Armel's family, friends, and fellow officers of the Fairfax County P.D., our hearts and prayers are with you all. We lost Officer Gary Buro just four short days ago, and your Motor Unit rode in the rain to assist us in honoring a brother killed in the line of duty. It has been a tragic week in Virginia, and we share in your pain and feel your loss as strongly as we feel our own here in Chesterfield. May god help us all in our healing process, and be with Vicky's husband, children, and fellow officers in this painful time. Rest easy Vicky, the watch is ours as you go to a better place to continue your passion for protecting others. May you look down on us, and offer us your protection from above.

Sr. Officer B.M. Rhodenizer
Chesterfield County P.D.

May 9, 2006

Vicky, rest in peace, you certainly earned it. You have our outmost respect. To our brothers and sisters in Fairfax County, you know we are always here if you need us, just pick up the phone and call. God bless you all, from your brothers and sisters in Loudoun County.

Loudoun County S. O.

May 9, 2006

My God bless you and your family.

Robert Goewey
Federal Air Marshall

May 9, 2006

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
Tyler, I know with your faith and God's help you and your family will be OK. My prayers are with you. May God hold you and the kids in the palm of His hand through this hard time.

Retired Sgt. Leigh Purdum
Fairfax County

May 9, 2006



May 9, 2006

Rest in peace Ma'am. Thank you for your service.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

May 9, 2006

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