Officer Jason Ellis http://wfpl.org en Months After Fatal Ambush, Resolve Still Strong to Find Bardstown Officer's Killer http://wfpl.org/post/months-after-fatal-ambush-resolve-still-strong-find-bardstown-officers-killer <p>It’s been just over three months since the ambush shooting death of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis.&nbsp;</p><p>The 33-year-old lawman was attacked while on his way home from work on the Memorial Day weekend.</p><p>Police say they have not identified any suspects but continue to follow up on leads.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>As the days pass without an arrest, many are working to keep the case fresh in people’s minds.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:44:38 +0000 Rick Howlett 6726 at http://wfpl.org Months After Fatal Ambush, Resolve Still Strong to Find Bardstown Officer's Killer Reward Boosted for Information in Bardstown Officer's Slaying http://wfpl.org/post/reward-boosted-information-bardstown-officers-slaying <p><a href="http://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2013/fbi-offers-up-to-50-000-reward-for-information-leading-to-the-conviction-of-those-responsible-for-the-murder-of-bardstown-police-officer-jason-ellis">The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000</a> for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the ambush shooting death of a Bardstown police officer three months ago.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officer Jason Ellis was attacked when he stopped to pick up tree limbs on a highway exit ramp while driving home from work.</span></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:26:19 +0000 Rick Howlett 6611 at http://wfpl.org Reward Boosted for Information in Bardstown Officer's Slaying Police: More Than One Person Apparently Involved in Fatal Ambush of Bardstown Officer http://wfpl.org/post/police-more-one-person-apparently-involved-fatal-ambush-bardstown-officer <p>A Kentucky State Police spokesman says it appears more than one person was involved in the ambush slaying of a Bardstown police officer.</p><p>State police Master Trooper Norman Chaffins said today &nbsp;that based on circumstances, investigators believe more than one person had a hand in the slaying of Officer Jason Ellis. The 33-year-old K-9 officer was gunned down on May 25 after he got out of his cruiser to pick up tree limbs on a highway exit ramp.</p><p>Chaffins said police have interviewed a woman who drove around the trap before Ellis stopped.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:31:21 +0000 Associated Press 5827 at http://wfpl.org Police: More Than One Person Apparently Involved in Fatal Ambush of Bardstown Officer Investigators of Bardstown Officer Slaying Seek Information on Tree Work http://wfpl.org/post/investigators-bardstown-officer-slaying-seek-information-tree-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Investigators looking for the killer of a Bardstown police officer are asking Nelson County-area residents to contact them if they had tree work done around the time of the ambush.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officer Jason&nbsp;Ellis was shot to death during the early morning hours of May 25 after he got out of his cruiser to pick up debris on a highway exit ramp in Nelson County.</span></p><p>Police won't describe the debris on the ramp off the Bluegrass Parkway.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:54:09 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 5651 at http://wfpl.org Investigators of Bardstown Officer Slaying Seek Information on Tree Work Funeral for Slain Bardstown Officer is Thursday; Investigation Continues http://wfpl.org/post/funeral-slain-bardstown-officer-thursday-investigation-continues <p>The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting death of a Bardstown Police officer has grown to&nbsp;more than $30,000.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thirty-three year old Officer Jason Ellis was shot multiple times early Saturday after he got out of his cruiser to pick up debris on a Bluegrass Parkway exit ramp in Nelson County.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ellis was on his way home from work and investigators now believe the officer was specifically targeted. </span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 19:07:07 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 5574 at http://wfpl.org Funeral for Slain Bardstown Officer is Thursday; Investigation Continues