LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A police motorcade nearly a mile long made its way up I-65 for Officer Jason Ellis after he was shot and killed in the line of duty in Nelson County Saturday morning.
“All of us that wear a badge, we're bleeding blue right now,” Officer Tommy Davis, who was in the procession said.
Law enforcement from various agencies joined the procession as Ellis' body was brought from the crime scene to the medical examiner in Louisville.
“Anytime you have an incident like this involving a fellow law enforcement brother, we all come out to show the support for that officer and agency as well,” Davis, who is a 12-year veteran with Louisville Metro Police Department, said.
Ellis was a 7-year veteran with the Bardstown Police Department. He was a husband, a father of two and a friend.
On Saturday, Ellis' friends stood before his body to salute him in honor. Their pain was visible with bowed heads, hugs and tears. It was a difficult time, especially for those who knew Ellis personally. But it was a time when the men and women in blue came even closer together when one of their own has fallen.
The funeral arrangements for Officer Ellis are still pending.