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Posted: Thursday, 30 May 2013 7:13AM

Slain police officer to be laid to rest

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — An ambushed Kentucky police officer is being laid to rest, days after he was gunned down when he stopped to pick up road debris on his way home.

Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis is being remembered as a dedicated family man and officer. His funeral is Thursday in Bardstown.

Kentucky State Police say the former minor league baseball player turned lawman was shot multiple times after he exited his cruiser to pick up debris at a ramp off the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County early Saturday. Investigators are asking for the public's help in finding suspects.

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin says he thinks the 33-year-old Ellis was targeted in the ambush.

Ellis' widow, Amy Ellis, says her husband will be her lasting hero.

The Ellises have two young sons.

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Locations : BardstownKentuckyNelson County
People : Amy EllisJason EllisRick McCubbin
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