Slain Bardstown Police Officer Honored on Washington Memorial

May 13, 2014

Officer Jason Ellis was ambushed and shot multiple times May 25, 2013 as he drove home from his shift with the Bardstown Police Department.
Credit Bardstown Police Department

Fallen Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis is being honored in the nation's capitol.  
Ellis' name has been added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, which honors local, state and federal officers who have been killed in the line of duty. 

Ellis' name will be read in a candlelight vigil Tuesday night.  Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin is in Washington for the service.

"I've been coming to see the memorial for several years, but to walk up and see one of your own officer's name on it, it's completely different," says McCubbin.

Ellis was gunned down on May 25 of last year while removing debris from an exit ramp off the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County.

He left behind a wife and two sons.  There have been no arrests in the case.

"The investigation is in a lull right now.  There's not much moving on it, which makes it even more frustrating," adds McCubbin.
Carved on the walls of the memorial in Washington are the names of more than 20,000 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history.