Mitch McConnell lauds Ofc. Jason Ellis on U.S. Senate floor - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Mitch McConnell lauds Ofc. Jason Ellis on U.S. Senate floor

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jason Ellis is being honored in our nation's capitol again today, ahead of another ceremony there tomorrow.

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell shared the fallen Bardstown officer's tragic story on the Senate floor Wednesday morning.

Ellis was gunned down while removing debris from the Bluegrass Parkway almost one year ago.

"Officer Ellis' loss is a devastating hit, not only to his family, not only to his brother officers, but to all of us throughout Kentucky who respect and admire the men and women who wear a police uniform and make a solemn vow to defend the lives of others, even at the cost of their own," McConnell said.

Police have not made any arrests.

Ellis' name has been added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. His name will be read aloud there during a ceremony tomorrow, along with hundreds of other officers who were killed this past year.

WDRB is in Washington D.C. and will have reports tonight and tomorrow.

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