Police Officer Jason Scott Ellis

Police Officer Jason Scott Ellis

Bardstown Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, May 25, 2013

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.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 139

Incident Details

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

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As I pass by the cemetery on a daily basis my eyes always glance over at the high rise tomb stone that was placed at your grave site. It towers over you with the guardian angel carrying you in his arms imprinted on the side of the tomb stone. I can’t help but be remembered of that call and knock on my door soon aftr your murder. Driving to the scene, seeing you there on the cold pavement. Words can’t express those thoughts of emotions. You were a good friend and coworker. It saddens me to think of your family living this life now without you. I try to check on them from time to time for you. I made it to retirement and as I’m not on the street anymore it saddens me I can’t get out there and help search in that matter for your killer. I will never forget you no matter where my life from here will take me. I know your Resting easy with God. I will see you in heaven one day and you will have been made “Whole” with no signs of injuries as the Bible speaks. That I looked forward to my friend.

Retired BPD

January 25, 2018

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