Over a thousand folks attended Jason Ellis’ burial in rural Kentucky late final week, lots of them fellow cops from close by states. Ellis, a 33-year-old Ok-9 officer, was killed in what the authorities suspect to have been an ambush.
The second Ellis’ police dog Fido positioned his paw on the closed casket was recorded by photographer Jonathan Palmer in a heartbreaking photograph.
On Might 25, Fido was not with Ellis when he was shot many occasions whereas eradicating particles from a freeway off-ramp in Bardstown, Kentucky, a small city of 12,000 folks positioned 40 miles southeast of Louisville. The homicide of Ellis has not been solved.
Many different Ok-9 cops got here to the burial, and the Herald Chief reported that their dogs might be heard howling from their cruisers:
When the respect guard was introduced, a whole bunch of cops sprang to consideration. The ceremony’s 60 or so police dogs started barking because of this.Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin paid tribute to Ellis, a six-year police veteran, and vowed to search out the assassin.
McCubbin continued, “I am your chief, Jason, however you are our hero, and that you must know that this chief won’t again down.”Jason, my pal, it’s possible you’ll calm down. We now have it in hand from right here.Amy, his spouse, and their two sons, Parker, 6, and Hunter, 7, proceed to reside.”He paid the last word sacrifice doing what he beloved, being a police officer,” McCubbin continued.