The wife of slain Bardstown Police officer Jason Ellis is thanking the Nelson County community for the weeks of support.

Amy Ellis released a letter early Thursday through the Fraternal Order of Police.

In the letter she says the overwhelming support from police, businesses, churches and individuals is astonishing.  

Her letter reads:

To the community of Nelson County:

Many of you knew Jason Ellis so it goes without saying how proud he would be of the community he worked so diligently to protect. Times like these are difficult and you never really know how you will respond until you are asked to deal with it. In Matthew 5:4 God promises to provide comfort to those who mourn and without Him I would be lost. I have witnessed firsthand Gods unending love through this tragedy.

Besides that, the overwhelming support I have received from various churches, police departments, businesses, and individuals is astonishing. From words of encouragement to the preparation of family meals to a multitude of cards, letters, text, emails and phone calls it goes to show how caring and compassionate this community is through their ability to wrap their arms around those who face a life altering circumstance.

I want you to know how appreciative I am and continue to gain strength from reading every letter, and I am lifted up with every prayer and am touched by every kind word. I ask that you continue to pray not only for me, Hunter and Parker but for all the officers and all others involved. Most of all I ask that you remember Jason.

Thank you and God bless,

Amy Ellis

Police say Officer Jason Ellis was ambushed and shot to death off Bluegrass Parkway in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 25, when he pulled over to pick up debris in the road.

To date, no one has been charged with the murder.

Anyone with information on the murder is asked to call the local FBI office, including the Louisville office at (502) 263-6000 . Tips may also be sent to

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