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CHAPLIN, Ky.  – A somber service was held Friday to mark the fifth anniversary since Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Officer Ellis was on his way home from work back in 2013 when he was ambushed and murdered on the Bluegrass Parkway. To this day, police have not found his killer.

While family and friends continue to seek justice in his murder, they took a moment at his grave site in rural Nelson County to remember the legacy he’s leaving behind.

During the morning service, Officer Ellis’s widow, Amy Ellis, relived the night she got that knock on the door that changed their families world forever.

“My body went numb as my mind was unable to process the news that my worst nightmare has come true,” remembered Amy. “The next few days were devastating. Not only did I have to tell our two boys that their daddy had gone to heaven, and wasn’t coming home, there was fear because there wasn’t yet a suspect.”

“We desperately want to find out who murdered Jason. I mean that’s everyone’s wish. We know that one day that’s going to happen,” said Bardstown Police Chief Kim Kraezig.

“While things have changed, I think we basically find ourselves coming here and doing some of the same things. We come back remembering a horrible crime that we can’t explain,” said chaplain Tom Mobley.

Family, friends and law enforcement agencies came together at Highview Cemetery, where Officer Ellis was laid to rest, many sharing their stories and memories of Officer Ellis and the legacy he left behind.

“We want to show that we are still here and that we still remember Jason and his legacy will live on in our hearts and to show that he will always be our hero,” said Kraeszig.