Jason Ellis

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A photo of a police dog taken during the funeral of his partner in Bardstown is topping a national poll of animal stories in 2013.

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

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Police divers searched a pond Thursday near where a Kentucky police officer was gunned down as investigators sought clues in the ambush slaying.

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.

Slain Officer Had Arrested More Than 350 People

Jun 6, 2013

BARDSTOWN, Ky.-- A newspaper's review of Nelson County court records shows that a slain officer arrested more than 350 people in his seven years on the force, but few involved violent crimes.

The Courier-Journal reported Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis had made 52 arrests that ended up as felony indictments in Nelson Circuit Court. There were some convictions for manufacturing methamphetamine that had long prison sentences, but only a few cases involved violent crimes and there were no homicides.

BARDSTOWN, Ky. — American flags lined the main road, uniformed officers stood at attention and traffic backed up for miles Thursday as a bereaved community gathered for the funeral of a slain police officer.