Bardstown Police place permanent memorial for fallen officer

Jason Ellis Bardstown Police Department

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - It's been a month since a Central Kentucky police officer was ambushed along the Bluegrass Parkway, but Tuesday his colleagues unveiled a permanent memorial to remember him.

Today is one month to the day since Officer Ellis was shot and killed in the early morning hours on May 25. Since then, the community has shown their support in many ways, and today the police department unveiled the memorial plaque donated by a local company.

In the month that's passed since officer Ellis was killed, police have gotten countless tips.

Chief Rick McCubbin of the Bardstown Police says, "From someone that got extremely lucky to a well planned ambush to a nut to everything. It's wide open."

While those tips poured in, so did little gems of support from the community. Today, a local company unveiled a plaque dedicated to Officer Ellis.

Chief McCubbin says, "Post outside so that everybody who comes here to the government center as we call it, will walk by every day and see it so that they community will never forget what he did."

Ellis' wife, Amy, helped in the ceremony. Chief McCubbin said she brought along Figo, Ellis' police dog who now lives with his family.

"Figo was here today. He made a field trip, made an appearance at the police department and ran around the building a little bit. It was good for us to see him. We haven't seen him in a while."

Police say there's also a wall inside the department full of mementos of Officer Ellis.

This weekend Kentucky Speedway officials will have a moment of silence for Officer Ellis before the running of the Quaker State 400.

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