Kentucky police offer $185,000 to find officer’s murderer

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FRANKFORT, KY (KTVI) – Police in Kentucky are asking the people of Missouri for help finding the suspect in the murder of a police officer.

According to the Courier-Journal Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis was shot and killed in an ambush on a highway exit ramp.   The officer was shot to death.

Ellis had apparently stopped to pick up debris that had been deliberately placed in the roadway, the newspaper quoted Kentucky State Police as saying.  He did not call in to dispatch to let them know what he was doing.

Police found Ellis lying outside his parked police cruiser.  The car had its emergency lights on and had not been in a crash.

They are offering a $185,000 reward for the suspect in this case.