WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed June 12, 2013
FOP Organizing Benefit for Family of Slain Bardstown Officer
The Louisville chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police is planning a fundraiser to help the family of a slain Bardstown police officer. Jason Ellis was gunned down on the Bluegrass Parkway on May 25, leaving behind his wife and two young sons.
"All the proceeds from the benefit will go to the Ellis family just for every day expenses like food, lights, the mortgage," says River City FOP Lodge President Anita Simkins. "In the case of Jason's family, his wife doesn't work and they have a special needs child."
The benefit is scheduled for June 22 at the River City FOP Lodge in Louisville. The FOP is requesting donations of items to be auctioned or raffled.