Greater than 1,000 individuals together with lots of of fellow cops from adjoining states—turned out at a funeral in rural Kentucky late final week to pay their respects to Jason Ellis, a 33-year-old Okay-9 officer mowed down in what authorities consider was an ambush.
Fido, Ellis’ police dog, was there, too, putting his paw on the closed casket—a second captured in a devastating picture by photographer Jonathan Palmer.
Fido was not with Ellis on Might 25 when he was shot a number of occasions whereas gathering detritus on a freeway off-ramp in Bardstown, Ky., a close-knit group of about 12,000 situated 40 miles southeast of Louisville. Ellis’ slaying stays unresolved.
Dozens of fellow Okay-9 officers attended the funeral and, in line with the Herald Chief, their canines could possibly be heard howling from their cruisers:
A whole bunch of officers jerked to consideration when the distinction guard was summoned; the 60 or so police dogs on the ceremony barked with the sound of the guards’ 21-gun salute.Ellis, a six-year veteran of the police drive, was remembered by Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin, who vowed to chase down the killer.
“I’m your chief, Jason, however you’re our hero, and you must know that this chief is not going to again down,” McCubbin added.” Jason, my buddy, relaxation straightforward. We’ve received it from right here. “Ellis is survived by his spouse, Amy, and two boys, Hunter, 7, and Parker, 6.”He paid the last word sacrifice doing what he liked, being a police officer,” McCubbin added.