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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 5K walk and run begun by a now-slain Bardstown police officer and his wife to support Down Syndrome research will also support a charity that helps the families of officers who die in the line of duty.
Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis, along with his wife Amy, established the run in 2011 to support research into Down Syndrome. The event became larger the next year and was planned to grow even bigger this year.
Ellis was shot and killed in what police call a carefully planned ambush. It happened in May of this year when Ellis stopped to remove debris from the roadway on the Bluegrass Parkway.
This year, the walk and run will also aid Supporting Heroes.
The event will take place Saturday, October 19 in Bardstown.