Jason Ellis Bardstown Police Department
BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Five months later, but still no answers. Thursday night, a community gathered to remember a central Kentucky police officer killed in the line of duty.
Police say Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis was shot to death in May, while on the Bluegrass Parkway.
"It's more of a personal thing for us," said Rebecca Buzick, a friend of the Ellis family.
Police have not made any arrests in the case.
"Whoever did this evil thought they'd break the community apart, however it's brought us closer," said Laura Snow.
"The only happiness that we can have, right now, is to see that people do care," said Kris Phillips, Ellis' Mother-in-Law.
Even in the cold, comfort could be found.
"It warms my heart. We want to continue to remember Jason, we want his memory to stay alive until his murderer is found," said Buzick.
And while the focus was on the man missing.. the moment was not lost to pray for his brothers and sisters who wear the badge.
"Everyday that they go out, we don't know that they'll come back home. We pray that they always do come back home but unfortunately that doesn't always happen."
While this community waits for justice, they vow to never forget.
"Our biggest fear was that Jason would be forgotten, and this is what they all vowed: never forget. This is the proof," said Phillips.
"To keep his name alive is just very important to all of us," said Buzick.
In an effort to find answers a $185,000 reward is being offered.