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Police Officer Jason Scott Ellis | Bardstown Police Department, Kentucky Bardstown Police Department, Kentucky

Police Officer

Jason Scott Ellis

Bardstown Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 139

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: At large

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Police Officer Jason Ellis was shot and killed from ambush on an exit ramp off the Bluegrass Parkway shortly before 2:50 am.

A citizen called 911 at 2:53 am to report that an officer had been fatally struck by a vehicle. A Kentucky State Police trooper responded to the scene and discovered that Officer Ellis had been shot.

Officer Ellis was en route home following his shift and was in uniform driving a marked vehicle. It is believed that a subject had purposely placed debris in the middle of the roadway with the intent of setting an ambush. As Officer Ellis removed the debris the subject opened fire with a shotgun from a nearby hilltop, shooting him multiple times and killing him instantly.

The subject who shot him remains at large.

Officer Ellis had served with the Bardstown Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, mother, stepfather, and two sisters. Officer Ellis is buried in Highview Cemetery, Chaplin, Kentucky.

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This is the thank sour law enforcement officials get for their years of faithful, dedicated service. How shameful that anyone would do such a thing. I hope they catch the perpetrators and that they are fully punished.

BG(Ret) Richard M. Tabor
US Army, Retired
October 6, 2017


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