Jason Ellis http://wkyufm.org en Investigators in Bardstown Police Officer Killing Looking into Possible Connections with PA Murder http://wkyufm.org/post/investigators-bardstown-police-officer-killing-looking-possible-connections-pa-murder <p>Kentucky investigators are looking into whether a recent murder in Pennsylvania could be connected with the May, 2013, murder of a Bardstown police officer.</p><p><a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140109/NEWS02/301090068/Investigators-in-Bardstown-Police-Officer-Jason-Ellis-murder-looking-into-Pa-slaying?odyssey=underbox|text|Home" target="_blank">The Courier-Journal reports</a> a Kentucky State Police detective working the murder case of officer Jason Ellis has been in contact with Pennsylvania State Police regarding the shooting death of a man along I-81 in southern Pennsylvania.</p><p>Twenty-eight-year-old Timothy Davidson called 9-1-1 early Saturday and said someone in a pickup truck was shooting at him. Police say Davidson was forced into a median and disabled his vehicle before being shot to death.</p><p>Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis was gunned down May 25 after he got out of his police cruiser to move debris off a Bluegrass Parkway exit in Nelson County. Investigators have described that shooting as an ambush.</p><p>A Kentucky State Police spokesman says the two cases are being compared for any similarities. Over $200,000 in reward money has been offered for information into the Ellis murder. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:51:47 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 42268 at http://wkyufm.org In Bardstown, Residents Work to Keep Memory of Slain Officer Fresh in People's Minds http://wkyufm.org/post/bardstown-residents-work-keep-memory-slain-officer-fresh-peoples-minds <p></p><p>It’s been just over three months since the ambush shooting death of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis. The 33-year-old was attacked while on his way home from work on the Memorial Day weekend.</p><p>Police say they have not identified any suspects but continue to follow up on leads.&nbsp; As the days pass without an arrest, many are working to keep the case fresh in people’s minds.</p><p>On a hot Saturday afternoon in late August, hundreds of motorcyclists gathered at the Jim Beam Distillery for food, drink and an auction. They were taking part in a poker run to raise money for the Jason Ellis Memorial Fund, established for the slain Bardstown officer’s wife and two sons, ages 6 and 7.</p><p>This event raised more than $32,000. Similar fundraisers have generated thousands more, some went to a reward fund set up to help find the officer’s killer or killers. It has grown to about $200,000.</p><p>Police believe the ambush of Officer Jason Ellis was carefully planned. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 19:57:22 +0000 Rick Howlett 36659 at http://wkyufm.org In Bardstown, Residents Work to Keep Memory of Slain Officer Fresh in People's Minds FBI Announces Reward in Investigation of Slain Bardstown Officer http://wkyufm.org/post/fbi-announces-reward-investigation-slain-bardstown-officer <p>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.&nbsp;<br><br>Officer Jason Ellis was ambushed and shot to death when he stopped to pick up tree limbs as he was driving home May 25.<br><br>Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory said rewards in the case now total $218,000.<br><br>The FBI was holding a news conference Monday to announce the reward information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of whomever is responsible for Ellis’ death and to release a revised poster seeking information in the case.<br> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:43:53 +0000 Associated Press 36098 at http://wkyufm.org FBI Announces Reward in Investigation of Slain Bardstown Officer Possible New Development in Murder of Bardstown Officer http://wkyufm.org/post/possible-new-development-murder-bardstown-officer <p><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: Times New Roman;">Kentucky State Police say there is new information in the investigation into the shooting death of Bardstown Police officer Jason Ellis.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: Times New Roman;">An outside K-9 group got involved in the case, according to State Police Trooper Norman Chaffins, and the dog led investigators from the crime scene to a nearby pond.&nbsp; Chaffins says the Louisville Police dive squad is combing the pond for clues.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: Times New Roman;">Chaffins adds, they're not sure what will turn up, but it's just part of the lengthy investigation in which they are leaving no stones unturned.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: Times New Roman;">Officer Ellis was killed in the early morning hours of May 25, while he was cleaning tree limbs from a ramp on the Bluegrass Parkway.</span> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:48:07 +0000 Kentucky News Network 33205 at http://wkyufm.org Possible New Development in Murder of Bardstown Officer Special Email Account Set Up for Tips on Slain Bardstown Police Officer http://wkyufm.org/post/special-email-account-set-tips-slain-bardstown-police-officer <p>Kentucky State Police have set up a special email address for tips in the ambush slaying of a young Bardstown police officer.</p><p>Officer Jason Ellis, who was 33, was killed by shotgun blasts as he stopped to pull limbs from a ramp on the Bluegrass Parkway on May 25.</p><p>Tips can be sent to EllisCaseEtips@ky.gov. Anyone with information that could help solve the case is encouraged to email it to that address set up by KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:40:20 +0000 Associated Press 32734 at http://wkyufm.org