Published: 5:54 PM EDT May 24, 2023
Updated: 6:16 PM EDT May 24, 2023
It’s been ten years since a Bardstown police officer was killed in an apparent ambush.
Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on May 25, 2013. His death remains unsolved, according to investigators.
Former Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin says he couldn’t have imagined there would still be no answers so many years later. He remembers getting the call from Nelson County Dispatch on the night Ellis died like it was yesterday.
Ellis had just finished working a shift with the Bardstown Police Department and was on his way home when he saw something unusual: branches blocking an exit ramp off the Bluegrass Parkway.
It was well past midnight, nearly 3 a.m., and despite having just signed off for the night, Ellis pulled over to clear the debris and ensure future drivers were safe.
As he worked to remove the branches, …