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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Following the death of officer Jason Ellis, it has been a tough month for Bardstown area law enforcement.
About 100 Bardstown area law enforcement officials and their guests came tonight to let loose, thanks to yet another generous gift from members of their own community.
If only for a few songs, Nelson County authorities were able to leave their problems at the door.
With help from Executive Judge Dean Watts, the Stephan Foster Drama Association donated John Michael Montgomery concert tickets to Bardstown law enforcement.
"They're just normal human beings that need a little bit of stress relief every once in a while and I think this will be good for them," says Watts.
Bardstown Police Chief Rick MCCubbin says with the death of Officer Ellis nearly one month ago, he worries about the health of his officers.
Tonight is about honoring Officer Ellis, and having fun.
It is a gift that even big country stars want to give.
John Michael Montgomery was hopeful that the Bardstown officers could have some piece of mind from the songs and music, "hopefully at least for one night they can sing along with the songs and forget about it," Montgomery said.
Forget their troubles, while never forgetting the sacrifices they make, and the brothers they have lost.
Officer Ellis will be honored again in Tuesday's Cincinnati Reds game where plenty of Bardstown Officers are expected to attend.
Kentucky State Police have a new way to submit any tips regarding the murder of Officer Ellis. The email address is EllisCaseEtips@ky.gov. Officials say the account is monitored by investigators and will expedite any tips or leads regarding the officers death.