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State Police: Ky. Officer's Killing Premeditated

May 27, 2013  | 

Photo via Bardstown PD.
Photo via Bardstown PD.
Bardstown (Ky.) Police Officer Jason Ellis was fatally shot early Saturday morning as he removed debris that had been intentionally placed on an exit ramp of the Blue Grass Parkway as part of a murder plot, the Kentucky State Police said Sunday.

"Someone planned this, and someone planned to shoot someone at that spot and at that time," Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Norman Chaffins said at a news conference.

Ellis, 33—a K-9 officer and seven-year veteran of the department—stopped on the Exit 34 ramp from the parkway sometime before 2 a.m. to remove the debris. The officer was shot multiple times with a shotgun, Chaffins said.

Read the full Courier-Journal story.

Comments (23)

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J. Davenport @ 5/27/2013 10:43 PM

This is very tragic, as ambush scenarios seem to be gettimng more prevalent against l.e.o.'s. I know alot of investigative work is going on and you have to think about various possibilities. A gang or domestic terrorists that knew officers and/or troopers that used that ramp. Possibly person(s) who had a grudge against that particular officer, that he took the same route home and since police radios can be monitored via cel-phone, people couls lay in wait for him. Everyone of us has to be careful.. I hope they find the suspect(s) very soon. Rest in peace brother.

Chuck @ 5/27/2013 10:46 PM

I miss you brother. To the POS that did this, you can run but you cant hide

Rosario Medina @ 5/28/2013 3:01 AM

A cowardly act was committed on this offiicer !! Someday soon, the POS, will also meet his maker, I hope at the hands of another officer in that dept !! My condolences go out to the family and friends of Ofc. Jason Ellis , RIP, my man !!! The POS will be caught and he'll pay the price , brother !! All other LEOs , be careful out there !!!

uslawman1983 @ 5/28/2013 4:47 AM

If you look at the FBI stats for just the past decade, AMBUSHES are up in the neighborhood of 200% (two hundred percent). We cannot ignore that. Adjust your tactics accordingly and be vigilant on every call. As far as I'm concerned, Lakewood back in Nov. '09 was the event that should've waken us all up. We are the hunter AND the hunted!

Czar James @ 5/28/2013 5:14 AM

Rest Brother. We'll get the SOB. We've got it from here.

S.S @ 5/28/2013 5:30 AM

This is really tragic. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and to his dept. I hope they get this pos., and pays for what he did along with anyone else who had a part in it.

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Chaplain Bob @ 5/28/2013 6:22 AM

Rest in Peace Trooper Jason Ellis and thank you for your service to all. May the family & friends be strengthened, supported, guided & provided for by our Lord & His people who also serve in many ways.

To those who protect and serve, thank you for your service to all.
There is no way to know the evil in our world today, or when the evil will strike those who seek to do good, to protect & serve others. We take our strength from He who created us, who guides & provides for us and who will judge all in the end of our life on earth.

John Russell @ 5/28/2013 7:08 AM

You want protection do not wait for your DEPARTMENT to get it for you LEVEL IIIA stops up to 44 magnum and mild steel core AK-47 and .223 will bore right through it ...I have best companies and best builders...In days of old only best knights and smart ones survived battles with best armor...TREXPO coming up soon WASH DC...look for several different forms of SHIELDING?

tedb @ 5/28/2013 8:00 AM

John Russell,
This is not the want ads or e-bay, so take your commercial crap elsewhere. A brother officer was murdered and that is the topic, not your sales garbage. Besides, I seriously doubt the officer would have been carrying your "Hand-Held Shielding" while occupied with clearing a roadway for traffic.

Phil @ 5/28/2013 8:03 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and I hope the find the SOB that did this.

Keith @ 5/28/2013 8:22 AM

John Russel, you soil the name of this fallen hero by pushing your product agenda on this site. You should be ashamed of yourself.

scpdblue @ 5/28/2013 8:32 AM


EKolbinsky @ 5/28/2013 8:36 AM

John Russell,
Tedb is right, this is not the time or place for commercials. Truely offensive.

Dan @ 5/28/2013 9:12 AM

Mr. Russel...You and your product need to be boycotted for your shallow, self serving and greedy attitude..GET OFF THIS SITE!!

Stephen @ 5/28/2013 9:25 AM

Jason was a top notch officer. Dedicated not only to his own family but to his law enforcement family also. He will truly be missed.
Jason played college baseball and some Triple A ball. Some puke has taken this father away from two sons who will not have the opportunity to learn, from their father, the game of baseball, nor other life lessons a boy should learn from his Dad. I pray for Jason's wife and family and that his executioner will be brought to justice.

Capt. Crunch @ 5/28/2013 10:05 AM

May Jason, rest in peace and God Bless his family.

D. Barton @ 5/28/2013 10:46 AM

RIP my thoughts and prayers are with your family, and your brethren. This animal(s) will be brought to justice.

Federali @ 5/28/2013 11:03 AM

@ John Russell: Your callousness and low level stooping to peddle your goods on this page just made sure that I will stay away from them, no matter how good they may be! Have some compassion for something other than your wallet you P.O.S.!!! R.I.P. Officer Ellis.

Jackson @ 5/28/2013 11:38 AM

Rest in Peace, P.O. Ellis. Prayers for your family.

Maybe "John Russell" should be looked at as a suspect. I don't see a company name, but I do see an a$$hole attempting to capitalize on the murder of a brother officer. That raises my detective hackles--why would someone do that?

Trigger @ 5/28/2013 11:55 AM

Brother Jason may the Good Lord hold you close. Thank you for your service.

john law @ 5/28/2013 9:54 PM

RIP Brother, may your next beat be more forgiving...St. Michael protect Him and Pray for Us...Dear God my Your Perpetual Light shine upon Him and may He rest in Peace. Amen.

Digital Moose @ 5/29/2013 8:35 AM

Blessed are the peacemakers...
RIP Brother Jason!

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