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Such A Local Loss of An Officer

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Emotional Funeral Held For Slain Bardstown Officer

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/22456776/emotional-funeral-for-slain-officer

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) – Hundreds of people lined the streets of Bardstown and packed into a church for the emotional funeral of a police officer fatally shot on a highway exit ramp.

The coffin of 33-year-old Jason Ellis was draped in an American flag Thursday for the 1 1/2-hour service. At least a half-dozen speakers took to the podium at Parkway Baptist Church.

The crowd included Ellis’ wife and two young sons as well as police officers from across Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin told mourners that Ellis was a fun-loving jokester who dressed as an elf at a town Christmas party, and he was proud of his work taking drugs off the streets with his K-9 partner.

Ellis was shot to death early Saturday morning on his way home from work. Police said he got out of his cruiser to remove debris from the roadway when he was killed. An investigation was ongoing. A $100,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.

Members of the University of Kentucky and Lexington Police Departments stand with the casket for Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis on Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo)

Members of the University of Kentucky and Lexington Police Departments stand with the casket for Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis on Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo)

Police officers salute as the body of slain Bardstown Police Department officer Jason Ellis is brought into the Jefferson County Government Building on May 25, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo)

Police officers salute as the body of slain Bardstown Police Department officer Jason Ellis is brought into the Jefferson County Government Building on May 25, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo)

This was such a moving story and such a local loss that I had to share it with my readers.

Thank you for reading.

Tammye Honey

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2 thoughts on “Such A Local Loss of An Officer

  1. Isn’t that awful? Again the question arises whether it would have happened if guns were much harder to come by. Pity one can’t test real life by taking out a variable and seeing what happens.

    • The gun was again stolen so it would not have came under any regulations. That is what the law makers forget. The criminals who purchase from the black market do not adhere to regulations. Thank you for sharing

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