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Murdered police officer, Jason Ellis, added to national police memorial

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WKRC) -- A Kentucky police officer and tri-state native murdered while driving home is honored Tuesday night in the nation's capital.

Jason Ellis is one of the 286 names added to the National Fallen Heroes Monument in Washington, DC.  The monument was formally dedicated during a candlelight vigil.  It's part of National Police Week.
    
Ellis was a police officer in Bardstown, Kentucky.  Last May he was shot and killed in an ambush.  No one has been charged.  Jason's wife, Amy, is in Washington for the ceremony.  
    
The Bardstown Police Department posted a statement from her on their Facebook page Tuesday.  It read, in part, "I want to thank the community for the unending love, support and prayers that has been poured on our family throughout the past year.  Please continue to remember us as we continue trying to put the pieces of our shattered lives together.  Continue to pray for healing and justice."

There was also a ceremony in Bardstown Tuesday night.  A candle was lit and a memorial wreath was placed for Ellis.  The Chaplains who responded the morning he was killed also made remarks.

Also added to the wall this year is Sean Collier.  He's the MIT officer police say was shot and killed by the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects.


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