LFD Honors Fallen Fire Fighters

Reported by: Ian Preston
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 2/11 6:05 pm
It has been ten years since Lexington Fire Fighter Brenda Cowan died in the line of duty.

Cowan was shot by Patrick Hutchinson on February 13th, 2004 while trying to save Hutchinson's wife Fontaine Hutchinson. Patrick Hutchinson had shot his wife in the head. When Cowan went to treat the woman Hutchinson who was barricaded in his home, opened fire hitting Cowan, another fire fighter and narrowly missing a Lexington police officer.

Hutchinson remains locked up at the Kentucky State Reformatory.

On Tuesday a wreath was place at the fallen fire fighters memorial in downtown Lexington at Phoenix Park to honor Cowan and the four other fire fighters who died over the years in the line of duty.

That memorial was erected in 1997 following the death of another fire fighter, Charles Williams II. Williams died while battling a fire that year.

Assistant Fire Chief Kristin Chilton and retired captain Jeff Garris knew Willams and Cowan. They say Williams was the station "clown," pranking the other fire fighters. Garris says he was the guy you wanted to work with because he made the shift fun.

Chilton says Cowan, the first African American woman to serve in the department, was always upbeat and smiling. They say she loved her job and helping her community.

Garris helped create the  fallen fire fighter memorial. He says he's honored to help immortalize the names of his friends and other fallen fire fighters before them.



Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
KSP Makes Large Drug Bust In Laurel County
The Kentucky State Police issued arrest warrants for eighteen people for illegal drug activity.
2014 36 Blitz: Rockcastle Co. Rockets
The boys in Mount Vernon will look to replace quarterback Corey McPhetridge this season. Video Video
Deputies: Man Badly Beaten, Buried Alive In Rockcastle County
The Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office said a man brutally beat a coworker, then buried him alive.
Police Ask For Your Help In Georgetown Gas Station Robbery
Georgetown Police said they are searching for a suspect who robbed a Shell gas station around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday. Video Video
U of L cheerleader found dead in apartment
A University of Louisville cheerleader has been found dead in an apartment near campus.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.