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Gone but not forgotten: Ellis among fallen officers honored

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Communities across the nation are pausing to recognize National Police Week for men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Communities across the nation are pausing to recognize National Police Week for men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Eight Metro Fraternal Order of Police lodges paid tribute to those fallen in the line of duty, including Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis. Eight Metro Fraternal Order of Police lodges paid tribute to those fallen in the line of duty, including Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis.
Shively Police Sgt. Josh Myers Shively Police Sgt. Josh Myers
Chief Rick McCubbin Chief Rick McCubbin

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A somber sound from a bagpipe band rang out in Jefferson Square as words of sacrifice echoed from a podium surrounded by law enforcement Wednesday.

Eight Metro Fraternal Order of Police lodges paid tribute to those fallen in the line of duty, including Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis.

Communities across the nation are pausing to recognize National Police Week for men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

"I think of all of them. Every single person whose been killed in the line of duty, but personally this just reminds me of the tragic incident last year with Jason Ellis, just down in Bardstown. That certainly is on my mind," Shively Police Sgt. Josh Myers said.

Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country will converge on Washington, D.C. to pay tribute to more than 100 officers killed in 2013, including Ellis.

Bardstown's police chief will be among those in our nation's capital.

"I've been going for years, but this year will probably be the hardest. And the worst," Chief Rick McCubbin said.

McCubbin, along with eight to ten officers and Nelson Co. deputies are going as well, thanks to the community.

"Our neighbors really stepped up when our FOP Lodge sold pork chop sandwiches this spring to raise money. The FOP President was very humbled by the support and that's not something you can budget for. Our community really is the best," McCubbin said.

Local law enforcement will leave Sunday, May 11 for Washington, D.C. McCubbin said they'll stay through the week with the Ellis family.

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