Who is Lee Cosens? Bradenton police dies following battle against cancer


 Who is Lee Cosens? Bradenton police dies following battle against cancer

A police sergeant from Bradenton passes away from cancer. The Bradenton Police Department is grieving the loss of a 10-year veteran officer. Let’s find out Who is Lee Cosens and what happened to him in detail.

Lee Cosens passed away after a “hard-fought battle”

A police sergeant who had worked for the department for more than ten years passed away, according to the Bradenton Police Department. One day before his 40th birthday, on April 16, 2023, Lee Cosens passed dead after a two-year fight with stage 4 metastatic kidney cancer.

Bradenton Police Sergeant Lee Cosens passed away after a “hard-fought battle” with cancer, according to a Facebook statement from the police force.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bradenton Police Sergeant Lee Cosens following a hard-fought battle against cancer. Sgt. Cosens, a U.S. Army Veteran, was a valued member of our Department for more than 10 years as a patrol officer and detective. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2021. Sgt. Cosens also served in several specialty units, including the

Hostage Negotiation Team, the State Emergency Response Team, and the Marine Unit. It goes without saying his untimely death is a great loss to our BPD family. Sgt. Cosens leaves behind his wife, Amy, and two beautiful little girls, aged six and seven. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Who is Lee Cosens?

Lee was a devoted father to his two young daughters as well as a loving husband to his wife Amy. Lee was a veteran of the 293rd Military Police Company and a police sergeant with the Bradenton Police Department.

Sgt Cosens, a U.S. Army veteran, served as a patrol officer and detective for the Bradenton Police Department for more than ten years.

In 2021, he was elevated to the position of Sergeant. Sgt. Cosens also served in a number of specialized units, such as the Marine Unit, the State Emergency Response Team, and the Hostage Negotiation Team.

He served from 2007 to 2012, with a tour in Afghanistan’s Kandahar in 2009 and 2010. He was a representative for the Police Benevolent Association and was passionate about fighting for military and police personnel.

In his spare time, Lee cherished exploring new places, spending time with his family, watching Michigan Football, and being on the lake. Everyone who knew him will sadly miss him!

Donations will give Lee’s family the much-needed assistance they need to pay for medical and funeral expenditures as well as regular expenses as they get used to life as a family of three.

Read some tributes posted online

Christine M Shinavier wrote,

Thank Sgt Cosen for your devoted service to protect and serve, love and strength being sent for your loved ones and friends. Rest in peace, sir.

Loy McColm said,

I am SO sorry for you all. Hang on to every memory. Many thoughts and prayers for his family and all of you who have lost a brother.

Deb Parnam-Byard posted,

Thank you, Sgt. Cosens for your service, and for keeping us safe. May you rest in peace. Prayers sent to family, friends, and family in Blue 

Steve Notta said,

So very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to the Bradenton Police Department and his immediate family. Rest in Peace, my Brother. You Rest Easy Now. 


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