Bardstown residents remember fallen officer by candlelight

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:55 PM

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WHAS11) – Dozens of people attended a special ceremony Tuesday night to remember fallen officer Jason Ellis.

His fellow officers walked into the Farmer’s Market pavilion carrying a white wreath and playing bagpipes.

Even though the memorial in Washington D.C. was delayed, the group lit candles to pay tribute to Officer Ellis who died in the line of duty last Memorial Day weekend.

Ellis was gunned down and killed during an ambush in Nelson County.

He was on his way home from work and stopped on the road to clear off some tree branches.

Several people spoke at the memorial about the loss of the fallen officer.

His fellow officers say no matter where you look in Bardstown, there are memorials for Officer Ellis.

They say he may be gone but he’ll never be forgotten.

According to attendees of the memorial, a rainbow graced the sky before and during the event.
 

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