Slain officer’s widow using social media to find killer

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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ)- It’s been almost two years since a Bardstown Police officer was gunned down in an ambush. Now his widow is begging the community to help find his killer.

Investigators say Jason Ellis was set up on his way home from work on May 25, 2013. State police say he had stopped to remove some branches from the road when he was shot and killed.

Amy Ellis talks about the case in a new video. She says, "The crime is still unsolved. But someone, somewhere can come forward. This is my plea…Someone
can help us move on in Jason’s absence."

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KSP Public Affairs Officer Trooper Jeff Gregory says state police will use its social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to blast the video out across the country.

“Someone, somewhere knows something about this murder,” says Gregory. “Even the smallest detail could be the information we need to make an arrest in this case. More importantly, we want to provide the Ellis family with closure in their lives.”

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to see the video.

There is a $185,000 reward in the case for information that leads to an arrest. Gregory encourages the public to submit tips by contacting the KSP Elizabethtown Post at (270) 766-5078 or call the toll-free KSP Tip Line at (800) 222-5555. An email address has also been established for tips at EllisCaseETips@ky.gov. You can also text a tip confidentially using a cell phone. Simply text the tip to 67283, type KSPTIP in the message field, leave a space and enter your tip information.