KSP: At Least 10 Tips Received about Slaying of Bardstown Police Officer

Jun 5, 2013

A Kentucky State Police spokesman confirms investigators have received at least 10 tips since their appeal to the public Tuesday regarding the murder of a Bardstown police officer.

Jason Ellis was shot to death May 25 after getting out of his crusier to pick up tree limbs along a Bluegrass Parkway exit in Nelson County. KSP this week asked anybody in the region who had trees trimmed or removed to contact law enforcement.

KSP spokesman Norman Chaffins says the limbs found at the murder scene were not from trees near the exit ramp.

Ellis was shot to death with a shotgun after he got out of car at 3 a.m. on the morning he was killed. According to the Courier-Journal, investigators believer the shooter placed tree limbs on the exit ramp, then waited on a hill above the ramp.

Chaffins says the cruiser Ellis was driving did not have a camera, and police know of no witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information about Ellis' murder is asked to call the KSP at 270-766-5078.