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Bardstown police chief urges people come forward

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Officer Jason Ellis (Source: Bardstown Police Department) Officer Jason Ellis (Source: Bardstown Police Department)
Flowers placed on a Bardstown police car as a memorial to Officer Jason Ellis. Flowers placed on a Bardstown police car as a memorial to Officer Jason Ellis.
Chief Rick McCubbin Chief Rick McCubbin

BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - The community continues to pay tribute to Officer Jason Ellis at the memorial they've made for him on a police cruiser front of the Bardstown Police Department.

The heartbreak over the murder of Ellis doesn't stop at the Nelson County line. During a Tuesday morning press conference, Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said someone from California heard about what happened and was so upset they called Bardstown Police and donated money to the reward fund.

The reward is now up to at a minimum of $10,000. McCubbin said he hopes now that people who have seen and heard from his widow, Amy, will come forward with information.

"You can hate me for being a cop," said McCubbin, a former Louisville police officer and U.S. Marshall for the Western District of Kentucky. "You cannot believe in what I stand for, just like I may not believe in being a criminal, but when you make it personal like that you affect an entire family. You don't just get revenge on the police officer."

Jason Ellis will be laid to rest on Thursday, May 30, the day marking his seventh anniversary with the Bardstown Police Department. The funeral will be at Parkway Baptist Church at starting 11 a.m. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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