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

My prays go out to your family and friends
R.I.P. Detective Armel

Police Intern Robert Lawrence III
Montgomery County Police Dept., MD

May 9, 2006

LORD I ASK FOR COURAGE- courage to face and conquer my own fears...where others will not go...
I AASK FOR STRENGTH-strength of body to protect others, and strength of spirit to lead others.....
I ASK FOR DEDICATION-dedication to do my job, to do it well, dedication to my community, to keep it safe..
GIVE ME, LORD, CONCERN-for those who trust me, and compassion for those who need me...
AND PLEASE, LORD, THROUGH IT ALL, HELP ME TO REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE BY MY SIDE.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Armel family. Rest in Peace..a new 'Watch' has begun. You will not be forgotten....God Bless

ROBERT VANDER MOLEN, PTLM #4
GRANDVILLE POLICE DEPT

May 9, 2006

God bless Detective Armel, her family as well as her brothers and sisters at the Fairfax County Police Department. She is a hero and has a place in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Sr. Det. 1st. Class Bill Raddatz
St. Mary's County BCI

May 9, 2006

My deepest sympathies are with the family, friends, & colleagues of Detective Armel.

Dina
sister of a fairfax co. det

May 9, 2006

God is most certainly with the Armel family and the entire police family as we grieve for our sister. Det. Armel, your sacrifice was great and you actions were that of a hero. As a fellow female officer and wife of an officer I mourn so deeply for you, your family and your brothers and sisters in blue. God has a new angel by his side.

Rebekah Shoobridge
Montgomery County PD (Retired)

May 9, 2006

To put into words the emotions I've experienced over the last 24 hours is impossible. As I put on my mourning band as I prepared for criminal court this morning, my thoughts and prayers were for the Armel family. I grieve every time I must present the mourning band, but today it was much more personal.

You served your country, county, and department well. As I attend the candlelight vigil this weekend, you will surely be on my mind. May you rest in peace as your duty has now ended. Your brothers and sisters will fill in the gaps.

Master Police Officer
George Mason University Police Department, Fairfax, VA

May 9, 2006

Detective Armel,
I am sorry to hear how you and your fellow officers were targeted--it is a tragedy that your life was taken so senslessly. You served your community with courage, bravery, and vigilance. You will never be forgotten and you will always be remembered as a hero. Our deepest condolences to your family and to the brave men and women of the Fairfax County Police Department. Know that your brothers and sisters in blue across the country are standing with you during this terrible event. Rest in peace, our sister.

Detective Corporal Morgan
Park County Sheriff's Office--Colorado

May 9, 2006

My condolences to our extended police family in Fairfax County.

"Those who stand strong will stand forever."

Detective Lev Ellian
Maryland-National Capital Park Police, ISS

May 9, 2006

It saddens my heart to see another in blue added to this list. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and all of the members of the Fairfax County Police Department. May you rest in peace Detective Vicky Armel.

Sgt. Garey Bostick
ONI Police Department

May 9, 2006

My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Detective Armel.

It was a year ago today that we lost of one Battle Creek's finest, Detective LaVern Brann. I was honored to play the bagpipe at his memorial service; a tune I composed named "Angel in Blue."

Heaven has gained another Angel in Blue. May she rest in peace, and may her family realize how thankful we are for her, and all who protect and serve. God bless you all.

Scott McClellan
Battle Creek, Michigan

Scott McClellan
Battle Creek, MI

May 9, 2006

There are some times when there simply are no words to express the feelings brought on by this act of violence against a fellow Officer. My prayers are for the Family and co-workers of this fallen Hero,,a member of the the thin blue line taken from us in what should have been a safe area. Rest in peace Detective Armel,,,,,

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

May 9, 2006

My prayers are with the Family and co-works of Vicky. As the mother of a female police detective I realize but for the grace of God this could have been my daughter, My heart goes out to her husband, children and parents for there is no greater loss the the loss of a loved one and this tragic loss is felt by millions. Vicky made the ultimate sacrifice and may she rest in peace.

MaryAnn
Mother of a Fairfax Detective

May 9, 2006

My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.... you will never be forgotten...

ofc. slevinski
alexandria police

May 9, 2006

I have came by the sully station many times to pick up accident report. Have met many of the officers station there. Working as a fire chief in Pr. Wm. Co. years ago I have many friend on the both forces. May God look out for all officers around the world.

Roger West
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative

May 9, 2006

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. -Albert Einstein

Detective Armel -- The sacrifice you made for your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Detective Armel -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

May 9, 2006

I'm sorry this has happened to another Great American. I lost one of my friends, Lt. Monica Carey from Clayton P.D. three days after the 911 attacks. This devastated me and others that knew her well. It is always hard when we loose someone that we love and I, like most Law Enforcement Officers, will never be able to handle this kind of lose well.

As we all know, we in Law Enforcement, fight a battle everyday. Just like our Armed Forces over seas, we don’t know who our enemies are and need to be extremely careful everyday when we wear our uniforms or not. Keep praying for us and don’t forget about our Armed Forces.

God Bless You All and Thank you for what you do.

Sgt. M.L. Clemmons
Wilmington Police Department Wilmington North Carolina

May 9, 2006

God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. You are all in our prayers.

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

May 9, 2006

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Vicky's family friends and co-workers. I was in the area on business when I heard about this tragic incident. It's hard enough losing one of our nation's police officers, but it hits home especially hard during Police Week while we mourn the others who fell before.
My prayers are with Vicky and all of you.

Ptl. P.K. Harding (Ret.)
Binghamton (NY) PD

May 9, 2006

Hero's never die; they just take on a new assignment. While it is no consolation for your loss, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family and fellow officers of the Fairfax County Police Department.

Rest in peace my fellow officer. Those of us who remain, will cover your post on the Thin Blue Line.

Louis J. Torche
United States Park Police

May 9, 2006

This Sunday, Mother's day, hundreds of police motors from across the country will ride as we have in years past into Washington D.C. for the start of National Police Week.
Know that your memory will be with us.

May 9, 2006

Dear Family, Friends, and Family in uniform,
This incident is a very tragic loss for each one of you. We just recently lost one of our own brothers at Bibb County; so I know how this must feel to you. Some of you feel that this is just an extremely bad nightmare that you will wake up from, but it will not be. However, take comfort in Vicky would want us to learn something from this, even if it is no more than being more aware of our surroundings. Vicky’s time and watch here has been completed, but we must pick up where she left off and move forward because that is what she wanted.
To the family your loss shared by thousands of brothers and sisters in uniform. Lean on them if you need to. Also, keep the memories alive for your sake. She is gone but not forgotten. Take comfort in the arms of the Lord.

Deputy Minchew
Bibb County Sheriff Dept

May 9, 2006

Again we mourn the loss of another hero, You will never be forgotten, Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the Armel family.

Larry Kilbarger Retired
Lancaster Ohio Police Department

May 9, 2006

Rest in peace sister, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

May 9, 2006

To the family, friends and colleagues of Vicky, I send my most sincere condolences. The loss of your mother, wife, colleague or friend can not be taken away, but please find comfort in knowing that thousands of prayers are sent your way - not just at the start of this Police Week, but each and every day. May they bring you peace in the days to come.


A local resident

May 9, 2006

In nearly 66 years of our Police Department's history in Fairfax, we have been able to avoid a situation such as this. It saddens me deeply that this has come to an end to such a good Officer, person, wife and mom.

I know that the Officers and families of the Fairfax County Police Department will do their best to help the family and fellow Officer Tyler Armel, husband of Vicky as best they can.

Still, one must deal with their loss and pain in their own way, Tyler, I hope you find a way to do just that.

I salute the Armel family, and with my deepest sympathy I will pray for you.

Perry Knicely

Retired Officer Perry Knicely
Retired Fairfax County P D

May 9, 2006

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