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'Relentless' hunt for Bardstown cop killer

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Master Trooper Norman Chaffins Master Trooper Norman Chaffins

BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - It has been one week since tragedy struck in Bardstown. Early May 25, Officer Jason Ellis was ambushed on his way home from work.

Ellis was laid to rest on Thursday during a funeral service attended by thousands of citizens and law enforcement officers from around the country. Now his family and the community are starting the healing process.  

"It's important to recognize that although the ceremony is over, this family, now their journey is just beginning," said Eric Johnson, director of Supporting Heroes.

Johnson said the finality and permanence of Ellis' death will now start sinking in. Outside of the healing process, there is still much work to be done in the investigation.

"We have detectives at post that are reviewing all of his cases," said Master Trooper Norman Chaffins of the Kentucky State Police Elizabethtown post. "We have troopers that are analyzing video in and around Nelson County."

Chaffins said they get tips daily and no stone will go unturned. Troopers are following up on every lead.

KSP and the community are holding out hope that the $100,000 reward that has been put up by several different agencies will entice someone to talk.

While saying the investigation can get tedious, Chaffins said, "I can assure you we will be relentless."

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