Posted on 2/2/14

shooting incident 300BARDSTOWN, Ky. (5/26/13) – On Saturday, May 25, 2013 at approximately 2:53 AM, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 4 received a call of a fatality crash involving a Bardstown Police Officer on the 34 exit ramp on the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County.

Trooper Mike Garyantes arrived on the scene at approximately 3:16 AM. Minutes after the Trooper's arrival he discovered that it was not a motor vehicle crash and that the officer involved had been shot and killed. The Bardstown Officer was in uniform in his cruiser and on his way home from work.

The Bardstown officer, K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, of Bloomfield, KY, was a 7-year veteran with the Bardstown Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

If anyone has any information on this case, they are urged to contact your local law enforcement. Alternately, you may text any tips.

• Simply text 67283 in the address field.
• Type KSPTIP in the message field.
• Leave a space and then enter information about a crime.
• You will receive an instant confirmation text on your phone if your tip went through successfully.

SurfKY News
Information provided by the Kentucky State Police your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

3/13 - 16

Weather Sponsored by

1 DOW 16,939.65
+27.36 (0.16%)    
2 S&P 1,998.62
+2.79 (0.14%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,768.47
-22.68 (-0.47%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by

3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 06, 2015 4581

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 4086

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 05, 2015 3916

Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 3422

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 3126

Mahr Park Project Manager Describes Present,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 13140

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 11196

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 07, 2015 4086

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 2688

Vehicle Overturns during Two-Car Collision

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
October 07, 2015 2123

3 From Greenville Indicted On Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 902

McConnell Bill To Help Families Adopting Children…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 902

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 610

Lt. Gov. Urges Continued Healthcare Path for…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 599

MCC Participating in Used Mobile Phone Drive to…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 465

Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday Oct. 6, 2015

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 464

UPDATE: Mortons Gap Boil Water Advisory Lifted

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 434

Two Arrested On Drug Charges After Investigation

by SurfKY News