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Plaque dedicated in memory of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis

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The plaque being presented to Officer Ellis' widow, Amy Ellis The plaque being presented to Officer Ellis' widow, Amy Ellis
Chief Rick McCubbin Chief Rick McCubbin

BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - It's been one month since a police officer was murdered and the hunt for his killer continues. Tuesday, a large crowd gathered to honor Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis.

Keith Monument Company designed and donated a plaque with officer Ellis' picture, name and car engraved on it. The plaque will hang outside the Bardstown Police Department.

"I think it's beautiful," said Bardstown resident Kristie Gilliland. "His police picture is him. His smile."

Chief Rick McCubbin hopes the community honors and remembers Ellis' for many more years to come.

Ellis was ambushed and murdered on an exit ramp off of the Bluegrass Parkway on May 25. So many thought that whoever killed Officer Ellis would have been behind bars by now.

"One month to the day," said Chief McCubbin.

There are still no concrete leads or motive as to who is responsible and why.

"We're doing a lot of process of elimination," said Chief McCubbin. "The tips that are coming in. I don't even know how to number them."

Gilliland's 4-year-old daughter Lindsey knew Officer Ellis as Coach.

"She prays for coach Ellis," said Gilliland. "She prays the bad the guy as she refers, is caught and put in jail."

Louisville Metro Police Department Officer Todd Harper worked with Ellis several years ago.

"I keep my faith in God that they are gonna catch him," said Harper.

Harper was moved by all of those who came out for the plaque unveiling.

"I think it's awesome, the outpouring for this community is awesome," said Harper.

"We just hope the next big celebration is when justice is going to be served in this," said Gilliland.

Chief McCubbin said they are also planning to have a memorial inside the Police Department for Officer Ellis.

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