Police Officer Jason Scott Ellis

Police Officer Jason Scott Ellis

Bardstown Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, May 25, 2013

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Jason Scott Ellis

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.

Officer Ellis' canine partner, Figo, was retired after his murder and lived with a family member. Figo passed away in 2017.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 139

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender At large

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My heart, and my prayers, go out to the family and friends of Jason. Although I didn't personally know him, I feel as if I do. This remains a tragedy and for many a, "why". I will never understand how someone can kill, and especially a person who puts their life on the line daily. His death was a tragedy and I hope that soon, someone is brought to justice for taking his life. God Bless you all.

Kim Davis

November 24, 2019

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