Jason Ellis, Bardstown Police Department officer killed in the line of duty

Jason Ellis, Bardstown Police Department officer killed in the line of duty

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Saturday, May 25, marks six years since an officer with the Bardstown Police Department was murdered. There have been no arrests.

The FBI is reminding people that it's offering up to a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed Officer Jason Ellis.

The FBI posted the reminder on Facebook during National Police Week. "They used the most opportune moment to remind us, me included, that we are here, there's still $50,000 reward that the FBI will pay for that information," said Sherpherdsville Police Chief Rick McCubbin.

McCubbin was chief of the Bardstown Police Department in May of 2013. That's when investigators say Ellis was ambushed and shot to death. Police say Ellis was shot after he pulled over to remove debris from the Bluegrass Parkway.

McCubbin leads another police department, but says he will never stop praying for closure in the case.

In fact, Chief McCubbin attends National Police Week every year in honor of Ellis and other fallen heroes. He said, "No matter where I am chief, I will always be there, to honor him, first and foremost, because he was my guy."

The case is being investigated by Kentucky State Police.

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The total reward money, including other agencies, is $218,000.

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