Murdered officer's wife issues letter of thanks

Bardstown, Ky. The wife of a murdered police officer is reaching out to her community to thank them for their support.

On Thursday morning, the Fraternal Order of Police released a letter from Amy Ellis.

In it, she talks about how proud her husband, Jason Ellis, would be of the community.

The Bardstown police officer was shot and killed during an ambush in May, along the Blue Grass Parkway.

The full text of her letter is below.

"To the community of Nelson County:

Many of you knew Jason Ellis so it goes without saying how proud he would be of the community he worked so diligently to protect. Times like these are difficult and you never really know how you will respond until you are asked to deal with it. In Matthew 5:4 God promises to provide comfort to those who mourn and without Him I would be lost. I have witnessed firsthand Gods unending love through this tragedy. Besides that, the overwhelming support I have received from various churches, police departments, businesses, and individuals is astonishing. From words of encouragement to the preparation of family meals to a multitude of cards, letters, text, emails and phone calls it goes to show how caring and compassionate this community is through their ability to wrap their arms around those who face a life altering circumstance. I want you to know how appreciative I am and continue to gain strength from reading every letter, and I am lifted up with every prayer and am touched by every kind word. I ask that you continue to pray not only for me, Hunter and Parker but for all the officers and all others involved. Most of all I ask that you remember Jason.

Thank you and God bless,
Amy Ellis"

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 222587051 -