Lieutenant Brenda Denise Cowan

Photo of Lieutenant Brenda Denise Cowan
Last Call: Fri, Feb 13th, 2004
Date of Incident: Fri, Feb 13th, 2004
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 12 years
Age: 40


Lieutenant Cowan was shot and killed after responding to a domestic violence call. As she was conducting a patient assessment of a female shooting victim who had been found in the front of the home, the patient's husband emerged from the house and shot Lieutenant Cowan. He then barricaded himself inside the house until removed by police six hours later.

Ms. Cowan was a 12-year member of the Lexington Division of Fire and Rescue Services. It was her first tour of duty after being formally promoted to Lieutenant.

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Lexington Fire Department
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219 East 3rd Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
(859) 231-5600
Chief Kristin Chilton


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