FBI seeks public's help in fatal shooting of Kentucky police officer

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 26 at 10:55 PM

BARDSTOWN, KY (KMOV) – The FBI is seeking the public’s help for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the murder of an officer with the Bardstown, Kentucky Police Department in late May.

Officer Jason Ellis, of the Bardstown Police Department, was shot and killed while driving home from work on Saturday, May 25, 2013.

According to authorities, Officer Ellis encountered debris which had been placed on an exit ramp from the Bluegrass Parkway.

As Officer Ellis attempted to remove the debris from the roadway, he was suddenly shot and killed by an unknown suspect.

Officer Ellis was discovered sometime later by a passing motorist, authorities said.

Officer Ellis is survived by a wife and two sons. 

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

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact your local FBI office or the Kentucky State Police at (270) 766-5078.  Tips may also be sent directly to ElliscaseEtips@ky.gov

 

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