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

Rest easy Det. Armel, we'll take it from here.

bp 2422
CSPD

May 9, 2006

My sincerest condolenances to the husband, children and family of Vicky at this tragic loss.

God bless Vicky and all of our brothers and sisters in blue who have paid the ultimate price for our protection and safety and to all officers who lay their lives on the line daily.

Bud Gaylord
Fairfax County PD Retired

May 9, 2006

On behalf of the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office we are sorrow at this time to here that another hero has gone home to be with the Lord. To the family and Fairfax Police Department stay strong and remember that "Heaven has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal".

Be Blessed,
Dinwiddie Co. Sheriff's Office(VA.)

May 9, 2006

Dear Vicky,
May God hold you in his arms and guide through the gates of heaven. We'll take it from here.

Your brothers and sisters of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

PBSO
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

May 9, 2006

Detective Armel, I wonder how many of your fellow protectors were saved by you engaging this killer without hesitation or thought of self. You are what a true warrior is all about. While at this time it will be of little consolation for the family, in time you will understand that Vicky died doing what she loved and she went out as a true hero, protecting those who protect others. May God's hand be there to wipe the tears of the family, Fairfax County Police Department, her brother and sister LEOs and her friends. He will always be there to comfort you. Vicky, "Well done good and faithful servant". In honor and respect.

Michael Chapman, Chaplain
Athens Police Dept., Alabama

May 9, 2006

Sincere condolences to the Armel family.

Lt. Colonel Thad Hartman
Fairfax County Deputy Police Chief, Ret.

May 9, 2006

dear vicky,you have the same name as my younghest daughter,my thoughts and respect to you and your family,years ago I was with an officer from your department on patrol,and stayed into his family house,verry fine people,thanks for keeping the world safer! from belgium-europe

wygers francky

May 9, 2006

I wish to offer my condolences to the family of Det. Armel and to express my appreciation to the Fairfax county Police and Sheriff's Departments for their continuous and fearless protection of the community. These are two of the finest and most professional agencies that I have ever encountered and not surprisingly Det. Armel has served with both of these Departments. My Prayers and Appreciation are with you all.


Citizen of Fairfax County

May 9, 2006

We saw you come in and go out Detective Armel, and we said hello, and you went about your business and we thought we would see you forever and then see you again with the retired officers at the barbecues and get togethers. We joked with you and -- and we never thought about how close you may come each day to leaving us...
Now -- struggles to stay with us and you have gone and we only wish we had told you how proud we are of you both, of all of you, for the job you do and the risks you take and for being the ones that the deranged seek out to end their misery...life is always far more precious and fleeting than we acknowledge. We will never forget you and we will salute your courage as long as we are able...

Judge Michael Valentine
District Court, Fairfax

May 9, 2006

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Det. Armel; may she rest in peace.

Cpl Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service

May 9, 2006

Though I am a retired FCPD officer, nonetheless, I am a part of the FCPD "family." The "family" regrets our loss to our police department and our loss to the peace and tranquillity of our great country! God bless you and your family, Vicky.

(Retired) PFC Michael C. DeChene
Fairfax County Police Department

May 9, 2006

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of Detective Vicky Armel. Her tragic death is a great loss to the Fairfax County Police Department, the entire law enforcement community and most importantly to her family. May God bless you and keep you during this difficult time. You are in our prayers.

John Novak
Federal Air Marshal Service
Brother of Fairfax County Police Officer

Assistant Director John Novak
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 9, 2006

Police Officer's Prayer to St. Michael

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,
who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises
of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional
eyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for
investigation and wise judgement.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and
law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores,
strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences
with the devil that the police officer's lot on earth is not
always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so
pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the
devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your
heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the
throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all
the people. Amen.

Vicky, I did not know you, But I know you are guarding us all today Myay GOD Bless you and keep you and be with your family in this our of need.

Bill

Bill
Former PD, FAM

May 9, 2006

We were partners, friends,and brother and sister in Christ. I will miss you. But I will see you again. Thank you for all you did. Tyler and Kids, I will alway be only a call away. We love you!

Major Bob Beach (Retired)
Fairfax County Police

May 9, 2006

My prayers and thoughts go out to Detective Armel's family, friends and fellow officers of the Fairfax County Police Department. Rest in peace Detective Armel.

INV. W.B. KNOTT
DINWIDDIE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, DINWIDDIE, VA

May 9, 2006

AMERICA LOST ANOTHER HERO, DET.ARMEL YOU DIED A HERO, IT'S SAD THAT A 18 YEAR OLD WOULD DO SUCH A THING.GO PATROL THOSE STREETS OF GOLD, WE WILL CONTINUE THE FIGHT HERE. TO BROTHER ARMEL I PRAY FOR YOU THAT GOD WILL GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH AND WISDOM TO CONTINUE ON. JUST REMEMBER YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN BLUE AND BROWN ARE HERE FOR YOU AND WE WILL ALWAYS BE HERE. R.I.P. SISTER.

SGT. MARC RILEY
ARAGON GA POLICE DEPT.

May 9, 2006

It saddens my heart to think that someone could be so cruel to take the life of another. I am very fortunate to be one of the pround officers that work for Fairfax County Police Department and with such an amazing group of people. I know my brothers and sisters will agree when I say thank you to all the surrounding agencies that have shown support in our time of tragety and grief. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Det. Armel and just know that our prayers are with you. God Bless and give us the strength to come together.

Annonymous Fairfax County Police Officer

May 9, 2006

My thoughts and prayers go out to Detective Armel, her family, friends and fellow officers during this difficult time. As a former Fairfax County officer, I still feel connected, and share in your grief.

Deputy Director Robert Byers
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 9, 2006

I am so sorry.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/04

Linda Rittenhouse

May 9, 2006

On behalf of the men and women of the La Habra Police Department we send our thoughts and condolences to the Fairfax County Police Department and the family of Officer Armel. It doesn't matter where we work, when one of our brothers or sisters fall, we all feel the pain and the loss. Rest in peace Officer Armel. You will never be forgotten.

Sergeant Jeff Baylos
La Habra PD, California

May 9, 2006

My Sister Vicky,

Your cause was noble. You were the very fabric of a free society, because you stood between evil and the masses and you paid the ultimate sacrifice. Your name and your service will never be forgotten. Now rest in peace, my sister, our brothers and sisters will take it from here. May God embrace you and comfort your family during these times of bereavement.

Rae Graves
Petersburg Pd. (Ret.)

Lt. F. McRae Graves, III (Retired)
Petersburg (VA) Bureau of Police

May 9, 2006

I deepest sympathy to the Armel family. Vicky is a true hero and will never be forgotten by those that love her, nor will the Blue Family ever let her be forgotten. You have a long and difficult road ahead of you, Vicky will be at your side watching over all of you and no one can take her from your heart. Keep her memory alive. I ask that her friends and officers of her department stay close to her family during this difficult time and be there for them in the future. You are a true Hero.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

May 9, 2006

Rest in peace my sister in blue, you will never be forgotten

Patrolman
Brush PD Colorado

May 9, 2006

Detective Armel, there is not enough thanks to give to you for your service. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.


Dispatcher

May 9, 2006

From everything I have read it appears as if you are a very loved person and a great officer. I am saddend for the loss of another great person and fellow officer. You will be missed.
My thoughts are with your family and department. God speed.

P/O L. Nimmerrichter
Lynchburg Police Dept.

May 9, 2006

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