KSP Still Seeking Answers in Bardstown Cop Killing

More than a year and a half has passed since Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis was gunned down on the Bluegrass Parkway.

State Police held a press conference Tuesday morning in hopes that some tips might surface in the case.

Troopers said the reward is $185,000 for information that will lead investigators to an arrest and conviction of those responsible.

At the press conference, no new details about the case were given but police said the secret service, FBI, ATF plus dozens of local investigators are doing everything they can but said they need the public’s help.

Investigators said Ellis was killed in May 2013 when he stopped to clear brush off the Bluegrass Parkway.

They said he was ambushed and murdered.

Troopers said emails and phone call tips have slowed down but they know the community has answers.

“Someone in this area has information that can help solve this investigation we’re confident in that.  If you take nothing else away from today’s press conference. take this plea to the public that we need their help to solve this investigation,” said Lt. Jeremy Thompson with Kentucky State Police.
If you have any information, 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.

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