Officer Shot

Police: Officer Fatal Shooting 'Premeditated'

May 27, 2013

BARDSTOWN, Ky. - The fatal roadside shooting of a Kentucky police officer was premeditated and authorities are asking for the public's help in finding suspects, a police spokesman said Sunday.

Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot multiple times with a shotgun after he got out of his cruiser to pick up debris on Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County late Saturday night, Kentucky State Police spokesman Norman Chaffins told The Associated Press.

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LEBANON, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police have made an arrest in connection with the fatal shooting of a Marion County Sheriff's Deputy.  The third uniformed officer to fall in the line of the duty this year.

The incident happened when Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes pulled over a car after observing it stopped in the roadway at about two A-M Wednesday morning.  Rakes was shot during the traffic stop.  He died while undergoing surgery at Springview Hospital.