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Officer Jason Ellis honored during Bardstown motorcycle ride

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---Fallen officer Jason Ellis was the reason behind a special event on Saturday in Nelson County.

A motorcycle ride was held in Bardstown to remember Officer Ellis, and to raise money for Kentucky's Fallen Officers Memorial Fund.

Organizers say 30 to 40 percent of those participating in the ride were even members of law enforcement themselves.

Officer Jason Ellis was shot multiple times on the morning of May 25th, 2013 as he was heading home from work.

Little evidence was left behind and there were no witnesses that police know of.

Police continue to investigate tips, but so far there have been no arrests or answers.

“A year after the fact and he's still fresh on everybody's minds in Bardstown and people still coming out to support and donating their time to maybe get some leads or people to step forward to say hey, they knew something that night,” said Matt Schrader, with Jo Hill's Victory in Bardstown.

“And Jason's memory is still ongoing and that's one of the biggest things we have pushed for...to never to forget,” said Deputy Ramon Pineiroa, who works for the Nelson County Sheriff's Office.

The hope is to not only come together to remember Officer Ellis and keep his memory alive, but also to continue to get the word out about his unsolved murder.

“I think if we keep it in the news, keep it alive, it's gonna come back and somebody's gonna say something. Somebody will come forward and give us that one tip that we need to close this case,” said Deputy Ramon Pineiroa.

This was the second year for this event.

Organizers say last year more than $32,000 was raised.

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