Six months, still no arrests in Officer Ellis murder
Officer Jason Ellis (Source: Bardstown Police Department)
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Six months since an unknown person ambushed and murdered Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, investigators have still made no arrests.
The reward fund for information leading to an arrest has reached $185,000, although the call volume about the case has dropped since early summer, Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory said.
Ellis died May 25 when, on his way home from work, someone shot him as the officer stepped outside his cruiser to remove debris from a Bluegrass Parkway exit.
A State Police video posted to YouTube, which asks for tips in the case, now has more than 44,000 views on the social network site.
"Hopefully, we can get it out there to more people and maybe jog somebody's memory or maybe they can recall some piece of info that they didn't think was vital at the time that might turn our case around," Gregory said.
Ellis is survived by his wife and two children.
To provide information to the Ellis murder investigation, call Kentucky State Police in Elizabethtown at (270) 766-5078.