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Feds offer reward for killer of police officer

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Officer Jason Ellis (Source: Bardstown Police Department) Officer Jason Ellis (Source: Bardstown Police Department)
The police car Ellis was driving parked on the ramp where he was shot, The police car Ellis was driving parked on the ramp where he was shot,
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 to find the persons or persons who murdered a Bardstown police officer.

Perrye K. Turner, the special agent in charge for FBI Kentucky, said the reward will be paid to for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of Jason Ellis.

With the money from the FBI, private citizens and a fund that Bardstown police are helping keep track of, the total reward money is now at $218,000.

"Obviously we feel that the subjects have done what they did and ambushed this officer, they're very dangerous," said FBI Louisville office spokeswoman Mary Trotman.

The FBI plans widespread billboards across the country, appealing for information about Ellis' killing.  Agents and Kentucky State Police detectives say they're not sure who killed the officer so it is possible the person or people are no longer in the Louisville area.

"It could be one (person)," KSP Trooper Jeff Gregory said. "It could be many. We're still looking at lots of different options, lots of different theories but at this time, we're still on the hunt and still searching for that one clue that's going to tell us that."

Trotman added, "One person having that one puzzle piece may not understand or appreciate how it fits into the rest of the puzzle, so don't hesitate -- obviously we're looking for useful information -- but don't hesitate in picking up the phone and calling either the State Police or the FBI."

Ellis was shot to death early on the morning of May 25, 2013 after he left his patrol car to remove debris from an exit ramp of the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County. Ellis had completed his shift and was heading home. Investigators believe the ambush of Ellis was carefully planned.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 502-263-6000 or Kentucky State Police at 270-766-5078. Tips may also be sent to ElliscaseEtips@ky.gov.

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