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



May 9, 2006

Vicky was a friend and a Super detective and officer I will miss her

Tom Det
Fxco pd

May 9, 2006

May God's light always be with your loved ones.
Nothing can ease the grief, just know there are others near for the families, friends & fellow Officers
Martha, surviving spouse of Flt. Ofc. Barry Wood, BPD eow 11/04/1998

Martha Wood, widow BPD

May 9, 2006

To the Armel Family my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.To the Fairfax County P.D. I am sorry you have lost such a fine officer,I pray that GOD will comfort you in this tragic loss.Thank you for your service to the residents of Fairfax County.GODSPEED

Joseph F. Palmer 3rd
Applicant to The Virginia State Police

May 9, 2006

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Detective Vicky Armel. You're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort in those around you.
Rest in Peace, Detective Armel.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

May 9, 2006

How does one cope with a loss such as this? It's not easy, some sob, some say a prayer, some lash out with words of frustration and sorrow, others share hugs and kind words... To the Armel family, I offer my ears for listening, my embrace for hugs, and my shoulders to cry on, to help you through this extremely tough time.
Vicky, I will always remember you smiling in the hallway at Sully, and always remember your positive attitude, and of course I will always remember your heroism. Look over us all, you will never be forgotten!


PFC T.D. Thompson
Fairfax County Police - Sully Station

May 9, 2006

Thank you for your service Detective. Rest in peace.

Wife of a Police Officer

May 9, 2006

On behalf of the officers of the U.S. Park Police Aancostia Station we would like to offer our condolences to Detective Armel's family and coworkers in the Fairfax County Police Department. When others would have run from gunfire she ran towards it to assist another officer who was down. No greater gift can one person give than to give their life for that of a friend. RIP your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on your watch from here.

Police Officer
USPP Anacostia Station

May 9, 2006

I'm so sorry. This is a horrible tragedy that should never have happened. I hope the family, friends, and fellow officers of Det. Armel can find some comfort in each other. Be strong for one another in this most difficult time. To her your mom can watch over you forever.

Wife of CHP officer

May 9, 2006

I pray for Det. Armel, her family, friends, & fellow officers. May she find peace & they find comfort.

I pray for the other Fairfax County officer who, at this writing, continues to fight for his life. May he return to his loved ones soon.

I even pray for the young miscreant who did this terrible thing. May he know the wrong he did.

And I pray that the Supreme Chief of Police will see fit to refrain from transferring so many of our officers to the Holy City Police Department. We need them here.

EWC John M. Mumper, USNR (Ret.)

May 9, 2006

To Vicky’s family, both immediate and extended, you are in my prayers. I do not have the words to express my sorrow and grief. I am comforted in the knowledge that the Department will rally support commensurate with Vicky’s sacrifice and that she will never be forgotten.

FCP Retired

May 9, 2006

I send my condolences to the family, friends, and Fairfax County Police Department regarding the demise of Detective Vicky O. Armel. I hope everyone that knew this officer will continue to remember her bravery, courage, and the legacy in which she left behind.

Detective Armel your shift is over now, we will take it from here. Rest in peace, sister...

Deputy James E. Bradford Jr.
Bradley County Sheriff Department

May 9, 2006

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
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Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

May 9, 2006

I was just reading in the Times Dispatch about the
service for Gary Buro (Chesterfield County PD) and at the same time learned that Officer Armel had been ambushed. It is so scarey out there and this makes absolutely no sense. At least the suspects were both gunned down also in the mayhem and their justice was swift, sparing trials and lengthy incarcerations. My heart goes out to the families of both of these fine officers and all who loved and served with them. Vicky,
since you are my sister in Christ, I'll meet you one day.
May Jesus comfort your loved ones and heal their broken hearts. God doesn't protect us from evil, but He
promises to never leave us. Psalm 34 is a great comfort to me even though we are not given understanding. That is why it is a walk of faith. God bless! With love from one coast of America to the other.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

May 9, 2006

How heartbreaking to see this happen so close to home. I can't believe that this even happened. It disturbs me so that an 18 year old could do such a thing. To go to a police station and target police officers just makes me want to cry. Police officers are here to protect us. We are heartbroken of this news. My heart goes out to your family, friends, and coworkers at the Fairfax County Police Department. You will always be a hero in my mind Vicky. Fairfax County lost a true hero today. The citizens of Fairfax County lost a dedicated law enforcement officer. Rest well on the other side until we all meet again.

First Sergeant Salvatore A. Torelli
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office, VA

May 9, 2006

Godspeed Detective Armel and may God protect and comfort your family, who are in everybody's thoughts and prayers.

PFC Penman, Motor Officer
City of Fairfax PD

May 9, 2006

Rest in peace sister.....


May 9, 2006

I am so sorry.May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord comfort your family,friends and co-workers.

May 9, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I am also praying for all the members of the Fairfax County Police Department. I rode with many members of Fairfax County last year during the Police Unity Tour. I know this is a very difficult time.

Rest in peace Vicky.

Officer Laurie Long
Omaha Police Department

May 9, 2006

God help those who have been affected by this tragic event, the family, friends & Dept. Detective Vicky Armel will never be forgotten!

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD

May 9, 2006

First I want to offer my deepest sympathies for Vicky's family, friends and co-workers. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Myself and another Officer from my department attended Gary Buro's service yesterday and upon returning home in the afternoon, I thanked my partner for driving the three hours each way and said, "hopefully we won't have to make another trip like that any time soon." It is with sadness for a sister of the thin blue line like Vicky that we will make another trip to pay our respects and honor one of our own.

George Farrow Detective
Kill Devil Hills Police Department NC

May 9, 2006

Rest in peace, Det. Armel. You will not be forgotten.

FF-R Joe Lowry
Cherrydale VFD, Arlington, VA

May 9, 2006

A Part Of America Died,
Somebody killed a policeman today,
And part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
And spend many long lonely nights.
The beat he walked was a battle field too
just as if he had gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
In your town or mine,
While we slept in comfort behind locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And stands at each new rookies' side.
He answered the call,of himself and gave his all,
And a part of America died.
To the family, friends, and sisters and brothers, of Vicky Armel, and who serve us well with the badge and uniforms of law enforcement. It is so sad to hear of another hero lost in the line of duty.
We send our deepest condolences to all of you and let you all know you will be in our prayers and thoughts and never be forgotten.
The members and staff of the
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Marilyn Robinson aka MamaWolf
The Chauffeur Internet Radio

May 9, 2006

While it is no consolation for your loss, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Detective Armel.

While I did not have the privilege to have known her personally, I am certain that she has found a place in heaven through her selfless service to those she swore to protect.

Rest in peace my friend; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.

Officer Ryan McNeil
Medicine Lodge, KS Police Department

May 9, 2006

Thank you for your dedication and service, Det. Armel.
May the Lord comfort your family and friends at this very difficult time.

"Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called sons of God."
Matthew 5:9

Wife of a Deputy
SBSD, California

May 9, 2006

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