Murder Victim
Bardstown, Kentucky
May 25, 2013

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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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During Police Week, the FBI is intensifying its efforts to identify and arrest fugitives believed to be involved in the assault or murder of law enforcement officers.


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Bardstown, Kentucky Police Officer Jason Ellis.


On May 25 2013, Officer Jason Ellis was killed after finishing his shift for the Bardstown, Kentucky Police Department.  Ellis had signed off on the radio and was driving home when he encountered branches blocking the road on exit 34 of the Bluegrass Parkway in Bardstown, Kentucky.  To ensure the safety of the public, he got out of his vehicle to clear the branches. While attempting to remove the debris, he was  shot several times and died shortly after. Officer Ellis was discovered by a passing motorist. He was a K-9 handler (narcotics dog) for the police department in addition to his patrol duties. Outside of work, he was heavily involved in the community including coaching youth baseball. 

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