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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (FOX 56) – After nine years since Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis was murdered, police still need help solving the case.

Ellis was shot and killed on May 25, 2013, near exit 34 of the Bluegrass Parkway on his way home from work after he stopped to remove branches from the road.


The total reward for information stands at $218,000 as investigators try to track down the shooter. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, $185,000 was deposited in Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co. and $33,000 ($1,000 for each year of Ellis’ life) was pledged by restaurateur Jeff Ruby.

The FBI said Ellis was a K-9 handler for the police department in addition to his patrol duties. In 2017, his K-9 was laid to rest beside him.

He left behind a wife and two sons.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-CALLFBI or submit an anonymous tip here.