Ky. Police take to YouTube for help in Bardstown officer slaying

(Source: YouTube kentuckystatepolice)
(Source: YouTube kentuckystatepolice)

(FOX19) - The Kentucky State Police have released an emotional YouTube video in hopes of gaining new information on the slaying of a Bardstown police officer.

Jason Ellis, 33, was an officer with the Bardstown Police Department. According to authorities, a woman reported a fatal car accident on a Bluegrass Parkway exit ramp involving a police officer back in May.

Upon arrival, a trooper discovered Ellis' body and determined he had been shot, instead of the original report of a crash.

Police say Ellis did not have any radio communications with dispatch in the minutes before his death. He worked second shift and was in uniform in a marked police car on his way home from work when the incident occurred.

No suspects have been named.

The video was filmed on the exit ramp where Ellis was killed. State police Lt. Jeremy Thompson states in the video that an award for information on the case exceeds $180 thousand.

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