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FBI offering reward for info in Ellis case

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By Staff

As part of the National Police Week, the FBI announced on social media Friday morning it is intensifying efforts to identify and arrest those involved in the assault or murder of law enforcement officers.

As part of this focus, a reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the 2013 slaying of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis.

May 25 will mark six years since Ellis was ambushed and killed in the early morning while returning home. According to police reports, debris was placed in the road on exit ramp 34 of the Bluegrass Parkway. When Ellis attempted to remove the debris, he was shot and killed.

For the past six years, the Bardstown and Nelson County community has mourned the loss of Ellis, called for justice in his murder and has celebrated his life in a number of different ways.

Anyone with information on the case can contact the Louisville FBI Field Office at (502) 263-6000

Tips can also be sent to elliscaseetips@ky.gov.