From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)
Cowan, Brenda D.(born: 1963 - died: 2004)
Brenda D. Cowan was born in Sturgis, KY. In 1992, she became the first African American woman firefighter in Lexington, KY. Cowan was killed in the line of duty, February 13, 2004. She was the daughter of Ella and Rev. Tabb Cowen, Sr. She was a sister of Fred Cowan. See Lexington Herald-Leader, Feb. 14-20, 2004.