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Ofc. Jason Ellis' name added to fallen officers memorial

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Fallen Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis' name is now etched on the fallen officers memorial in Washington, D.C. Fallen Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis' name is now etched on the fallen officers memorial in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON (WDRB) -- A new name has been added to the fallen officers memorial in the nation's capital: Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis.

Officers from across the nation travel here each year during National Police Week to honor those killed in the line of duty.

Jason Ellis' name was just added this week, etched in stone along with thousands of others.

WDRB spoke with some Kentucky officers as they stopped by to remember Officer Ellis. They said as bad as it hurts seeing his name on the wall, it's comforting knowing he will never be forgotten.

"It's one of those things, where again, we are somewhat helpless. We suffer too inside whether we know the victim or not," Lexington Police Detective Billy Richmond.

"This is very humbling for us. This is, as sad as it is, this is some of the greatest satisfaction I personally think that I get out of being a police officer."

A ceremony will take place at the Capitol Thursday morning followed by a wreath laying event at the Law Enforcement Memorial.

WDRB's Emily Mieure is in Washington, D.C. and will report from the event Thursday.

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