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Bardstown police officer under investigation resigns

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Bardstown Police Officer who was under investigation has resigned.

Kentucky State Police and the Bardstown Police Department have been investigating Officer Tony Satterly since February.

Attorneys for Satterly released a statement saying in part that Satterly made the decision to resign because he didn't want the allegations and rumors to affect his friends on the force.

When the internal investigation was made public, Police Chief Rick McCubbin was quick to squash rumors that Satterly was tied in any way to the death of fellow officer Jason Ellis.

In February, McCubbin told WDRB that Satterly has been a Bardstown patrol officer for nearly 20 years and was a colleague and friend to Ellis.

Trooper Jeff Gregory, who is familiar with the case, agreed.

"We can confidently say that there is no relation between these two cases," said Trooper Gregory.

Gregory says rumors that the investigation could be linked to the murder of Officer Jason Ellis are a distraction to investigators working on the Ellis case.

"When they have to stop and look at another email that comes in, or another phone call regarding something else completely different [from] people trying to link it, it slows us down a bit," said Gregory.

Neither Bardstown Police nor Kentucky State Police have revealed the reason for the investigation.

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