Veteran Detective Vicky Armel and MPO Mickael Garbarino were ambushed and shot to death on May 8, 2006. Both were assigned to a new police substation in Fairfax, Virginia. The perpetrator was deranged and armed with a hunting rifle, an AK-47 and five handguns. Detective Armel started her career as a sheriff’s deputy in 1989. She was the first female in the history of the police department and sheriff’s office to receive the Distinguished Marksmanship Award for firing five consecutive perfect scores with her service handgun. She became a state-certified law enforcement instructor, field training officer, firearms instructor and defensive tactics instructor. She was named “Fairfax County Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year,” in 1996 and  joined the police department that same year. Vicky was a consummate police officer. As a detective in the Criminal Investigations Section, she was known for her diligence and work ethic. She took pleasure in providing guidance to newly-hired and veteran officers alike .Baptized in 2002, she was a devout Christian who frequently volunteered at her church. She was a gifted painter and gourmet cook who enjoyed entertaining. She left behind a husband of 13 years and two beloved children.