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7:59 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Investigation Continues 1 Year After Murder of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis

Jason Ellis
Credit Bardstown Police Department

Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of Bardstown Police officer Jason Ellis—a case that remains unsolved.

In the early morning of May 25, 2013, Ellis’ body was found outside his police cruiser on a highway exit ramp in Nelson County.  He was in uniform and on his way home after finishing his shift.

Ellis was a K-9 officer with the police department.

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3:44 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Months After Fatal Ambush, Resolve Still Strong to Find Bardstown Officer's Killer

Photos of slain Officer Jason Ellis are a common sight on Bardstown storefronts.
Rick Howlett

It’s been just over three months since the ambush shooting death of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis. 

The 33-year-old lawman was attacked while on his way home from work on the Memorial Day weekend.

Police say they have not identified any suspects but continue to follow up on leads.  

As the days pass without an arrest, many are working to keep the case fresh in people’s minds.

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10:20 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Bardstown Police Officers Threatened After Fatal Shooting

Jason Ellis
Credit Bardstown Police Department

The Kentucky police department still mourning the ambush slaying of one of its officers has received a threat warning that more officers will be killed.

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said Tuesday his department received a recent letter threatening that "there are more to come."

McCubbin says that was a reference to the ambush of Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis last month.

The chief says the threat was turned over to Kentucky State Police and the FBI.

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3:54 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Investigators of Bardstown Officer Slaying Seek Information on Tree Work

Officer Jason Ellis
Bardstown Police Department

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.

Officer Jason 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.

Police won't describe the debris on the ramp off the Bluegrass Parkway.

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3:07 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Funeral for Slain Bardstown Officer is Thursday; Investigation Continues

Bardstown Police Department

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.

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10:34 am
Sat May 25, 2013

Bardstown Police Officer Fatally Shot

Bardstown Police Department

A Bardstown Police officer was found shot to death this morning outside his cruiser on a Bluegrass Parkway exit ramp.

The Kentucky Standard reports that 33 year old Officer Jason Scott Ellis was on his way home from work when he was shot on Exit Ramp 34, sometime before 3:00am. He was in uniform and his emergency lights were flashing.

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin says there had been no radio contact from Ellis prior to the shooting.