BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WHAS11) – It’s been nearly 5 months since Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis was ambushed and gunned down on the Bluegrass Parkway.
There have been fewer leads but police and the community are still grieving over their fallen hero in hopes of finding Ellis’ killer.
With each passing moment without Ellis, the community keeps his memory shining in community-wide efforts of giving back.
Officer Ellis and his wife Amy started a run three years ago to benefit Down syndrome research.
This year, organizers decided to raise money for the group Supporting Heroes who helped the Ellis Family after Jason’s murder in May.
“You know, we don’t know where the need will be next. But, we do know that another hero will fall. It’s not a question of it another police officer, firefighter or EMS worker will fall in the line of duty, it’s a matter of when,” Supporting Heroes Executive Director Eric Johnson said.
More than 250 runners signed up this year. The organization has hopes to turn the race into an annual event to honor Officer Ellis.
Currently, there’s a $185,000 reward in hopes of catching Officer Ellis’ killer.