Lee Cosens passes away sadly: Bradenton Police Department Officer Dead


The Bradenton Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its own. Lee Cosens, a police sergeant who had served the department for more than ten years, passed away on April 16, 2023, at the age of 40.

Lee Cosens Cause of death

He had been battling stage 4 metastatic kidney cancer for two years.

Sgt. Cosens was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the 293rd Military Police Company before joining the Bradenton Police Department.


He served as a patrol officer and detective before being promoted to the position of sergeant in 2021.

In addition to his regular duties, Sgt. Cosens also worked in specialized units, including the Marine Unit, the State Emergency Response Team, and the Hostage Negotiation Team.

Outside of work, Sgt. Cosens was a loving husband to his wife, Amy, and a devoted father to his two young daughters. He enjoyed exploring new places, spending time with his family, watching Michigan Football, and being on the lake.

Following Sgt. Cosens’ passing, many people shared their condolences to his family and colleagues.

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