FBI announces up to $50K reward in Ky. officer death

FBI announces up to $50K reward in Ky. officer death

Officer Jason Ellis (source: FBI) Officer Jason Ellis (source: FBI)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The FBI has announced it is offering a reward of up to $50,000 in the death of a Bardstown police officer three months ago.

Officer Jason Ellis was ambushed and shot to death when he stopped to pick up tree limbs as he was driving home on May 25.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory said rewards in the case now total $218,000.

The FBI was holding a news conference Monday to announce the reward for information leading to identification, arrest and conviction of whomever is responsible for Ellis' death and to release a revised poster seeking information in the case.

The 33-year-old officer had a K-9 partner, Figo, who was retired after Ellis' death and now lives with Ellis' family. Ellis was survived by his wife and two sons.

The shooting remains under investigation, and no suspects have been identified.

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