BARDSTOWN, Ky. -- As the search continues for Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis' alleged murderer, the Kentucky State Police are asking for the help from the public.
In a news release Tuesday afternoon, Kentucky State Police spokesman Norman Chaffins says police want to hear from anyone who personally had, or knows of anyone who had, tree trimming work done around the time officer Ellis was shot and killed. Police said anyone in or around Nelson County who saw people trimming or removing trees should call (270) 766-5078.
The murder took place last Saturday morning as Officer Ellis was going home from work on Bluegrass Parkway.
Police said he was fatally shot while picking up tree limbs they believe was intentionally placed in the roadway.
"We're knocking on doors, we're shaking trees, we're doing whatever it takes to bring Jason's killer to justice," Chaffins said.
Now, police say citizens are helping out. "There's tips that we're getting in Some are duplicate tips," said Chaffins. "We've developed some tips from all across the United States. We received tips from New York, Alabama, Texas, among other states."
Officers are also hoping that a reward of more than $100,000 will help convince anyone with information about the murder to come forward.