Bardstown Police Department

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4:26 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Reward Boosted for Information in Bardstown Officer's Slaying

Officer Jason Ellis was shot to death on May 25.
Bardstown Police Department

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the ambush shooting death of a Bardstown police officer three months ago.

Officer Jason Ellis was attacked when he stopped to pick up tree limbs on a highway exit ramp while driving home from work.

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4:31 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Police: More Than One Person Apparently Involved in Fatal Ambush of Bardstown Officer

A Kentucky State Police spokesman says it appears more than one person was involved in the ambush slaying of a Bardstown police officer.

State police Master Trooper Norman Chaffins said today  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.

Chaffins said police have interviewed a woman who drove around the trap before Ellis stopped.