BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) – The
loss of a Bardstown officer
was felt hundreds of miles away from the town where he was murdered.
On Christmas Eve, Bardstown Police
Officer John Snellen and his daughters released a blue balloon in honor of
Officer Jason Ellis from the stations parking lot.
According to the Bardstown Police
Department's facebook page, one side of the balloon read "Merry Christmas in
heaven Ellis we miss you and so does all your brothers in blue. Never forget."
Not long after, on January 2, 2014,
Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin received a letter from a man hundreds of
miles away in Allentown, Pennsylvania who said he found the balloon near his
Bardstown Police Department Captain
Tom Roby said, "At the end of a snow storm he sees this balloon settle and he
goes picks it up, researches it, reads it and responds, I mean it's just made
The officers have not had any luck
contacting the man, but said receiving the letter was uplifting.
To read the letter posted by the
Bardstown Police Department, click