Kentucky State Police Looking For New Leads In Bardstown PD Officer Ellis Murder
It's been nearly two years since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. The 33-year-old husband and father of two was gunned down May 25, 2013 after getting out of his cruiser to pick up debris on Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County. The Kentucky State Police are hoping a new video plea for information will provide new leads about the case.
KSP Public Affairs Officer Trooper Jeff Gregory hopes the video's release will encourage someone, who may have information about the case, to contact the authorities. Gregory says KSP will utilize its social media platforms to blast the video out across the country, including YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
The public can submit tips by contacting the KSP Elizabethtown Post at (270) 766-5078 or call the toll-free KSP Tip Line at (800) 222-5555. An email address has been established for tips: EllisCaseETips@ky.gov and cell phone users can confidentially text tips to 67283, type KSPTIP in the message field, leave a space, and enter tip information.
KSP advises that the reward funds for this case have reached $185,000 for tips leading to an arrest and conviction.