Bardstown Police Receive Threats Following Ambush Killing Of Officer

Jun 11, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  - The Kentucky police department still mourning the ambush slaying of one of its officers has received a threat warning that more officers will be killed.

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said Tuesday his department received a recent letter threatening that "there are more to come.''

McCubbin says that was a reference to the ambush of Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis last month. The chief says the threat was turned over to Kentucky State Police and the FBI.

Ellis, a K-9 officer, was hit with shotgun blasts after he got out of his cruiser to pick up tree limbs strewn on a highway exit ramp in Nelson County.

McCubbin has said he thinks Ellis was targeted in the slaying, but that Bardstown police officers won't let the incident or threat deter them from doing their job.