Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jason Scott Ellis

Bardstown Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, May 25, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer Jason Scott Ellis

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell, Wy Police Department

June 20, 2013

You will Never Be Forgotten. Rest in Peace Brother.


June 18, 2013

Officer Ellis,

You died honorably, rest well in the arms of God.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, family and loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for the past two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

June 17, 2013

Officer Ellis,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bardstown. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

June 14, 2013

You will be missed brother. Rest in peace.

Officer J. Hayes
Louisville Metro

June 14, 2013

Praying for this family. It's always sad when someone is taken away from us for no reason.

James "JR" Werner
Private Investigator

June 13, 2013

I pray for this brave officer and for all those who serve, my great grandfather William Smith was killed on Christmas Eve 1923, he was a fellow Kentuckian and fellow officer, what would we do without these brave men and women, where do such people of courage come from? I don't know for sure but I thank God everyday for these heroes.

kenneth cornett
fellow Kentuckian

June 13, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer Jason Ellis you are a hero and warrior to the profession.

Sgt. Christopher Anderson
Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office explorer Post #701

June 13, 2013

So sorry for the death of this young officer and for the pain it brings to his loved ones and colleagues. May this time of mourning unite and may your hearts in time heal from this tragedy that aught never to occur. Though he is not present in body-his love remains and shall not be forgotten. God Bless.


June 13, 2013

Rest easy brother.

Michigan State Police

June 13, 2013

May you rest in Peace.

Sgt Gavin F. Price II ( RET )
esacmbia county sheriffs dept

June 12, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother. Thank you for your unwavering service to your community. May God Bless your soul and watch over your family.

Officer Recruit J.W. Brown
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

June 12, 2013

Dear Amy,

I am the sister of Officer Jason Cammack that was killed 4/23/2000. He was killed in a car accident in the line of duty. My brother's life was not taken the way your husband's was but, the pain is still the same. I just wanted you to know that my family unstandstands your loss. My prayers and heart is with you and your family and the boys. God bless you!!!

Jennifer Cammack Yancey
Sister of Officer Jason Cammack-CVE Ky State Police

June 11, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

May the Lord comfort the family and offer swift justice to the assailant.

P.O. Ammerman
Russellville Police

June 9, 2013

Rest in peace, my brother. To Mrs. Ellis and their babies; I am so sorry for your loss. Your boys will grow up and will know that their father lived and died a hero, though it's a paltry trade for years lost with family and friends. Please know that your pain is shared by thousands of law enforcement professionals. No act of valor, no good deed is worth a good man's life. I'm sorry that you and your boys had to endure this.

Sgt. James Sawyer
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

June 8, 2013

Thank you for your service, God Bless.


June 8, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Detective Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

June 7, 2013

Rest in peace and in glory in the company of those who have gone before you. May god be with your family, friends, and co-workers.

PSO Mike Marshall
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety

June 7, 2013

I never had the pleasure to meet Jason, but after witnessing the turnout at the visitation in Bardstown, it was evident how deeply this man touched his community and colleagues.

My deepest sympathies to Jason's friends, police family, and family, especially Amy and the kids. No words can sufficiently ease their sorrow, but rest assured Jason is a hero in the purest sense; not only in the manner of his death, but mainly in the manner in which he lived his life.

I know Jason is now on Heaven's beat, and those of us left behind have the watch here now.

Rest in peace, brother.

Deputy G.T. Craig (Retired Detective)
Bullitt Co. Sheriff's Office (Lou. Metro PD)

June 6, 2013

Brother in Blue...You made the ultimate sacrifice when you suited up and started your tour of duty. May your family, friends and co-workers find peace during this time of mourning. Godspeed Brother. Please walk the beat of Heaven and keep an eye on us.

POI K. Jarrell

June 6, 2013

I learned of this tragic death from a friend in Kentucky shortly after it happened. I join in prayer with my friend and the hundreds who have posted condolences.

Chaplain Louie Tropf
Indian RIver County Jail

June 6, 2013

Deepest sympathies

Police officer
Northumbria Police England

June 6, 2013

Deepest sympathies to all

Police officer
Northumbria Police England

June 6, 2013

Absolutely beyond tragic in every way. I will not say anything about the coward who did this as this is to remember Officer Ellis, and his service to not only his local community but, indeed, to the entire country. My thoughts are with his family, friends, co-workers, agency, and community. Officer Ellis, you will never be forgotten. You lived as a hero and will forever be remembered as one. Thank you so very much for your service.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

June 6, 2013

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