Threat Made in Bardstown That More Officers Will Be Killed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The Kentucky police department still mourning the ambush slaying of one of its officers has received a threat warning that more officers will be killed.

Officer Jason Ellis

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Bardstown police department still mourning the ambush slaying of one of its officers has received a threat warning that more officers will be killed.

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said Tuesday his department received a recent letter threatening that "there are more to come."

McCubbin says that was a reference to the ambush of Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis last month.

The chief says the threat was turned over to Kentucky State Police and the FBI.

Ellis — a K-9 officer — was hit with shotgun blasts after he got out of his cruiser to pick up tree limbs strewn on a highway exit ramp in Nelson County.

McCubbin has said he thinks Ellis was targeted in the slaying.

McCubbin says Bardstown police officers won't retreat from doing their job.


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