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Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis & family honored at Cincinnati Reds game

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - On Tuesday, new details were released into the investigation of Officer Jason Ellis' murder. He and his family were also honored at the Cincinnati Reds game on Tuesday.

Bardstown Police now believe more than one person was involved in the ambush of Officer Jason Ellis on May 25th. Police say he was shot after stopping to pick up some debris along the Bluegrass Parkway.

The Bardstown Police Chief says from the beginning, he thought more than one person was involved.

"Quite honestly, I hope there are because the more people, the more possibility of someone running their mouth, you know," said Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin.

Police say they've interviewed a woman who drove through the area right before officer Ellis did. So far, police have not made any arrests in the case. There's a $125,000 reward in the case.

On Tuesday, Officer Ellis and his family was honored before the Cincinnati Reds game. His 8-year-old son, Parker, threw out the game's first pitch, and met with Reds players during practice. It was part of "Officer Appreciation Day" at Great American Ball Park. Ellis was originally from the Cincinnati area.

Ellis was a huge baseball fan. He graduated from Glen Estes High School, where he played baseball. He went on to college at Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Ky. He holds many baseball records there. He was also a former Reds Minor League baseball player. He was also a little league baseball coach.


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