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    Default Lexington, Ky - God Bless

    Another senseless tragedy!! Prayers go out to my brothers and sisters in Kentucky.

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    Please, please, please.

    Every GSW call, every domestic assault call-MAKE SURE THE PD HAS SECURED THE SCENE!

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    Rest in Peace Sister.
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    Lt. Cowan received her Lieut. badge at the Promotion ceremony on Tues., 2.10.2004. She is the first African-American Female Lieutenant in the Lex. Fire Dept.
    Eng 18 is in a remote area of Fayette County. Any help, including additional fire and law enforcement help is a long way off. They responded to a report of a female suffering a GSW to the head as a result of domestic violence. Immediately upon approaching patient,lying in the front yard, the crew came under fire. Lt. Cowan received mortal wounds, F.F. Jim Sanders (former president of IAFF Loc. 526) received GSW to the head. He is reportedly up and walking around in ER of the Univ. of Ky Trauma Center. Third crewmember suffered non-GSW leg injury seeking cover.
    We all know that we are programmed to do something, and I am sure they approached this scene intending to help someone, but the ultimate worst happened. Please be careful.

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    Lt. Cowan received her Lieut. badge at the Promotion ceremony on Tues., 2.10.2004. She is the first African-American Female Lieutenant in the Lex. Fire Dept.
    Eng 18 is in a remote area of Fayette County. Any help, including additional fire and law enforcement help is a long way off. They responded to a report of a female suffering a GSW to the head as a result of domestic violence. Immediately upon approaching patient,lying in the front yard, the crew came under fire. Lt. Cowan received mortal wounds, F.F. Jim Sanders (former president of IAFF Loc. 526) received GSW to the head. He is reportedly up and walking around in ER of the Univ. of Ky Trauma Center. Third crewmember suffered non-GSW leg injury seeking cover.
    We all know that we are programmed to do something, and I am sure they approached this scene intending to help someone, but the ultimate worst happened. Please be careful.

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    Rest in Peace Lt. Cowan
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    My condolances to the family, friends, and the brother and sisters of Lexington, Ky Fire.
    Rest in peace Lt.
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    On behalf of the men & women of Washington Twp. Fire Dept. Toledo, OH, I would like to express our condolences to the family of Lt. Brenda Cowen and all of our Brothers and Sisters of the Lexington FD. Rest in peace Sister. We also wish a speedy recovery to those injured.

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    My condolences to the family and friends of Lt. Cowan. May she rest in peace and be forever in our hearts and prayers.
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    Rest in Peace Sis.
    If we don't do it nobody else will!!!!

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    My condolences to the Public Safety Personnel in the Lexington area....Lou rest in peace.
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    Rest in peace Lt. Cowan. My condolences to the Lexington Fire Department and all of Lt.`Cowan's friends and family.

    Let's stay safe out there my Brother's and Sisters.

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    This was a senseless tragedy that never should have occurred. While I understand that now is not the time to point fingers...WHY IN THE WORLD WERE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OUT THERE WITHOUT PD HAVING SECURED THE SCENE?!?!?!

    Lou...You shall forever be remembered! Rest In Peace!

    God just needed another officer...I guess she fit the criteria :sad:

    My condolences to her family and friends....

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    Rest in Peace, Sister...
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    Rest in peace Sister

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    My deepest condolences to the department in KY. May our sister firefighter rest in peace.
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    Another sad loss in our brotherhood. My thoughts and prayers are with the family members and the members of the department.

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    The funeral for LT. Cowan will be held Wednesday, 2.18.04 at the Consolidated Baptist Church, Russell Cave Rd., Lex. KY. at noon. Visitation will be held Tuesday 2.17.04 from 1700 - 2100 at the church, and 1000 - 1200 hrs. Wednesday morning. A full Fire Department service will be held. Lt. Cowan will be buried after a family service in Madisonville, Ky on Thursday.
    Department wishing to attend please call the Lex. Fire Dept. at 859.231.5600.

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    thank you very much for the information, I am sorry for your loss.
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    My sincerest condolences go out to the friends, family, and fellow firefighters of Lt. Cowan.

    Lt. Cowan-You were a truly remarkable woman and you will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in Peace, and know that you are now a member of the greatest Fire Department there is.......
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    Our Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Lt. Cowan and to the Lexington FD Engine 18 Firefighters. Stay strong Brothers and Sisters, our prayers are with you. From The Volunteer Firefighters of Coffee City, Texas

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