Jason Ellis of Bardstown, Kentucky was fatally shot in the early morning hours of May 25 in what appeared to be an ambush. Ellis was a former professional baseball player who became a K-9 officer with the local police department. Of infinitely greater importance, this young man was a husband and father to two young sons.
In reacting to the murder of Jason Ellis, Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin, a 25-year veteran of federal and local law enforcement, spoke of revenge, rather than justice:
“I can assure you we won’t give up on this person or persons until we either have them in custody or in the front sight of one of our weapons. I certainly hope the latter is the case.”