Unsolved Murder of Officer Jason Ellis Haunts Bardstown Community

Louisville, Kentucky – The 25th of May marks a somber anniversary for the Bardstown community. It has been 11 years since Officer Jason Ellis was tragically shot and killed on his way home from work. Despite the passage of time, his killer remains at large, leaving a painful wound that has yet to heal.

For his wife and children, the years have slipped by, with significant milestones passing without their beloved husband and father by their side. What were once simple memories have turned into bittersweet reminders of a life cut short.

“Eleven years ago, they were graduating Kindergarten,” shared Amy Ellis-Brown, widow of Jason Ellis. “Now, they are finishing their junior year and becoming young men. Jason would be so proud of them.”

The events of May 25, 2013, are etched in the memory of Bardstown residents. It was on this day that Ellis fell victim to an ambush as he tried to clear tree branches obstructing his path on exit 34 of the Bluegrass Parkway in Bloomfield. Authorities believe the fatal shot came from a nearby hill, but despite ongoing efforts by the Kentucky State Police and the FBI, the perpetrator remains unidentified.

“The words of Proverbs remind us that whoever walks with integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out,” stated Kim Kraeszig, the Bardstown Chief of Police. “We remain steadfast in our pursuit of justice, confident that the individual responsible for this heinous act will face consequences.”

The legacy of Jason Ellis serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers every day. Each individual who attends his memorial service pays tribute to his unwavering dedication to duty, both in uniform and out.

As the community continues to grapple with the unresolved tragedy, the memory of Officer Jason Ellis remains a beacon of strength and resilience, inspiring others to seek justice and honor his legacy. Though the years have passed, his spirit lives on in the hearts of all who knew and admired him.