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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I used to live in Kentucky and now reside in North Carolina. I remember when Officer Ellis was murdered. It broke my heart and brought me to tears learning he left such a young, beautiful family behind and seeing Figo paying his last respects. It still does. I've thought often about Officer Ellis and hope that one day soon the truth of his death will be learned and the person or persons responsible will be brought to swift and firm justice.

God bless you, Officer Ellis.

Jennifer Gibson
Concerned Citizen

December 10, 2018

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