bardstown

Figo, a K9 officer in Bardstown, KY, says goodbye to his partner Jason Ellis. Ellis was slain 25 May on his way home from work.


Police say debris — which has not been described in detail — was purposefully placed on the Springfield Road exit off the Blue Grass Parkway to cause Ellis to stop. When the officer got out of his cruiser, he was shot numerous times with a shotgun from an embankment above the roadway.


33-year-old Ellis leaves behind a wife and two young sons. He is the first officer ever killed in the line of duty in Bardstown.

A $125,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved. Anyone with information on Ellis’ death is asked to contact Kentucky State Police at (800) 222-5555, Nelson County Dispatch at (502) 348-3211 or Bardstown Police at (502) 348-6811.