Seeking Information in Murder of Police Officer


August 26, 2013

Seeking Information in Murder of Police Officer

The FBI and its law enforcement partners are seeking information about the murder of Kentucky police officer Jason Ellis.


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Mollie Halpern: The FBI and its law enforcement partners are seeking information about the murder of police officer Jason Ellis. Chief Division Counsel of the Louisville, Kentucky FBI Mary Trotman…

Mary Trotman: The FBI has just recently approved up to $50,000 for information for the identification, arrest, and convictions of those responsible.

Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern, and this is Wanted by the FBI. Officer Ellis was headed home at the end of his shift in the early morning of May 25 when he was ambushed on an exit ramp of the Blue Grass Parkway in Bardstown, Kentucky. He was shot multiple times. Kentucky State Police Lieutenant Jeremy Thompson…

Jeremy Thompson: When a police officer is specifically targeted, that is a higher danger to the public.

Halpern: Officer Ellis, a canine handler, played for the Cincinnati Reds minor league baseball team and coached little league.

Thompson: Someone has information, and that information could help us catch the killer of a fine police officer, husband, and father.

Halpern: Report tips to the FBI at (502) 263-6000 or the KSP [Kentucky State Police] at (270) 766-5078. Visit www.fbi.gov for more information.

 

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