Local/Regional News
4:40 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

FBI Adds $50,000 To Award For Tips On Slain Bardstown Officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The FBI has announced it is offering a reward of up to $50,000 in the death of a Bardstown police officer three months ago.

Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis

Officer Jason Ellis was ambushed and shot to death when he stopped to pick up tree limbs as he was driving home on May 25.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory said rewards in the case now total $218,000.

The FBI was holding a news conference Monday to announce the reward for information leading to identification, arrest and conviction of whomever is responsible for Ellis' death and to release a revised poster seeking information in the case.

The 33-year-old officer had a K-9 partner, Figo, who was retired after Ellis' death and now lives with Ellis' family. Ellis was survived by his wife and two sons.

The shooting remains under investigation, and no suspects have been identified.