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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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Officer Ellis, I hate that it has been this long, and is still unsolved... I wish that the coward(s) that did this unthinkable act would come forward and clam to what he or they did. I know that it would bring some kind of closure to your family Jason :( It's sad that your life ended to soon and your sons lost their dad :( May God be with your family Jason to bring them comfort through this.. I know they know that they have a guardian Angel watching over them.... I have your picture and information as the cover of my Facebook, I put it up there like the day after your murder and I informed all my friends that I wouldn't take it down until they find the person(s) that did this to you.. RIP Jason, thanks for your service... Sherry

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