Detective Vicky O. Armel
Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia
End of Watch: Monday, May 8, 2006
Tour of Duty: 9 years
Badge Number: 2806
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, May 8, 2006
Weapon Used: Rifle; AK-47
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Detective Vicky Armel was shot and killed when a suspect opened fire on her and other officers in the parking lot of the Sully District Station on Stonecroft Boulevard in Chantilly.
The suspect had carjacked a van moments earlier and drove into the police station's back parking lot. The suspect exited the vehicle and opened fire with an AK-47 rifle on an officer who was sitting in his patrol car, striking him five times.
Detective Armel, who was also in the parking lot, immediately engaged the suspect and exchanged shots with the man. She was fatally wounded during the exchange. Several other officers who responded to the parking lot also exchanged shots with him, killing him. In addition to the AK-47 rifle, the suspect was armed with five handguns and a hunting rifle.
Detective Armel and the wounded officer were flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital by members of the agency's Helicopter Division. Detective Armel succumbed to her wounds at the hospital. The wounded officer remains in critical condition.
Investigation revealed that the 18-year-old suspect had been arrested by Fairfax County police officers two weeks earlier for a carjacking he had committed in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Detective Armel had served with the Fairfax County Police Department for 9 years. She is survived by her husband, who also serves as an officer with the agency, son, and daughter.
The Tye Band memorial bracelet, memory wristband and memory bracelet is a wonderful way to Display Case your hero.
For a look a some unique Display Cases click... here
Military Bracelets - Wristbands - Fallen Officer Wristband - Custom Bracelet - Memorial Bracelet - Picture Bracelet - Picture Wristband - Photo Bracelet - Photo Wristband
... To Order Click... HERE
The Tye BandTM "The Bands that TYE us all together©"
512 North Spruce St. - Valley NE 68064-9670
This Site is managed by Collector's Display Case Compnay - www.UsaDisplay.Net.
Reproduction of any part or all of the contents of this site is forbidden without the expressed written permission from Mike & Rita Pratt.