KSP Release Video Seeking Help In Solving Slaying

Nov 7, 2013

Kentucky State Police have released a YouTube video in hopes of generating fresh leads in the ambush slaying of a Bardstown police officer.

Slain Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis
Slain Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis
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The video was filmed at the rural highway exit ramp where Officer Jason Ellis was killed. It asks for the public's help in solving the May 25 slaying.

Ellis was hit with multiple shotgun blasts after he got out of his cruiser to pick up tree limbs strewn on the exit ramp as he was headed home. Police think the limbs were put there intentionally so he would stop.

In the video, state police Lt. Jeremy Thompson says whoever committed such a "heinous crime" needs to be apprehended.

He asks anyone with any information about the shooting to contact state police.

The reward in the case has surpassed $200,000.