Local News
3:07 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Funeral for Slain Bardstown Officer is Thursday; Investigation Continues

The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting death of a Bardstown Police officer has grown to more than $30,000.      

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.

Ellis was on his way home from work and investigators now believe the officer was specifically targeted.

Ellis’s widow has made her first public statements since the incident.    At a Tuesday morning press conference, Amy Ellis thanked the community for its outpouring of support, saying her husband will “always be my hero.”

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding suspects.   Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin says there have been a lot of tips and a few leads, but nothing to get investigators excited yet.

The funeral for Officer Jason Ellis will be Thursday.    

The Fraternal Order of Police has set up funds for information in the case and for the family of Officer Ellis.   Donations can be made through Wilson and Muir Bank.