May 25, 2013

Pastor Reflects on Life of Slain Bardstown Officer

The death of Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis still has the community and fellow officers in
shock, as after responding to what was thought to be an accident involving a police officer, the first officer to the scene found Ellis had been murdered, dying from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the coroner's office.

Speculation at this time is Ellis had stopped to move debris on the way home from his shift, and was ambushed. When his body was discovered his firearm was still in his holster.

Based upon the trajectory of the bullets, it is assumed the shooter was positioned above the exit 34 ramp of the Bluegrass Parkway.

Ellis' Pastor,  Brent Snook of First Baptist Church of Glen Este, said this:

“I was very close to Jason. In 25 years, he as one of the kids that grew up in the church. He was a good friend of my oldest daughter. He was just very close to me. I just loved the guy. He was the kind of guy that everybody liked.”

Alluding to his love of baseball, having played minor league ball for the Cincinnati Reds, Brent recalled Ellis' love for baseball, integrity, and strong faith in Jesus Christ.

Ellis is survived by wife and two sons.

At this time there have been no witnesses who have come forward, and no arrests have been made.

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