Update: New Developments in Officer Death Investigation

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
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Updated: 6/28/2013 12:21 am

State Police searched a pond today hoping it would lead them to a suspect in the shooting of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis.

Troopers said a special K-9 Unit was called in to search the area of Bluegrass Parkway where Officer Ellis was ambushed on May 25.

The dogs lead officers to a pond that was just a couple hundred feet from where Ellis was shot and killed. After searching all day, officers said they didn’t find anything to help solve the case.

“Every time we receive a lead, we're hopeful that it will lead to something,” said MTPR Norman Chaffins, Kentucky State Police.

Almost every business on N. 3rd Street in Bardstown is showing their support for Officer Ellis by posting his picture in their window.

“This whole community stands behind each other,” said Robyn Thomas, at Mammy’s Kitchen.

Troopers said they expected this case to take a while to solve. Even after hundreds of interviews, they say it’s been hard to find any leads because of the time of day Ellis was shot and the lack of eye witnesses.

“Based on how this murder happened, based on how it was set up,” Chaffins said. “We felt from the beginning that it probably wasn't something that a suspect wasn't going to be produced immediately.”

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