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Plaque is displayed to honor fallen Bardstown Officer

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A permanent marker was unveiled Tuesday to honor fallen Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis. 

Kristie Gilliland is one of dozens who stopped by the Bardstown Police Department on Tuesday afternoon to honor Officers Jason Ellis. 

"I just wanted to be apart of the dedication for Jason and his family, I think that is the best thing to do is to be supportive of somebody that gave their life to protect me and our community," says Gilliland.

The black granite plaque with a picture of picture Ellis and his police vehicle was unveiled Tuesday. It will remain on display outside the department.

"Because we want the public every time they walk down the sidewalk or come here for whatever law enforcement or government business that they have, we want to remind them of that same sacrifice," says Bardstown Police Chief McCubbin.

It has been one month since officer Ellis was shot and killed after he stopped to remove tree limbs from the road.

"I hope it's an impact statement to somebody that might have that piece of information that we're looking for, that it's time to make that phone call," McCubbin says.

And so far, the public has shown its support, including attending Tuesday's unveiling ceremony.

And McCubbin says tips are emailed and called in daily.

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin says he appreciates the support and wants it to continue until there's an arrest in the case.

The Bardstown Police Department aren't shy to ask for help, especially in this situation.

Meanwhile, there's still a six-figure reward being offered in the case.

McCubbin also says they are working on a memorial wall in honor of Officer Ellis.

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