The widow of an ambushed Bardstown Police officer is making her first public comments since her husband was gunned down Saturday.
Amy Ellis is expected to address the media Tuesday morning at law enforcement offices. Kentucky State Police say 33-year-old officer Jason Ellis was shot multiple times after he got out of his cruiser to pick up debris on Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County.
Ellis' death has triggered an outpouring of grief in the town of about 12,000 about 40 miles southeast of Louisville.
More than 300 people attended a candlelight vigil Monday night outside the police station.
A stream of mourners has covered a police car with flowers, flags, balloons and baseballs on a police cruiser that's become a makeshift memorial in front of the police station.
A Bardstown police officer was shot and killed early Saturday while driving home from work. Kentucky State Police say they don't have any suspects as of late Saturday.
The original call came is as a traffic crash on Exit 34 of the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County. When troopers arrived they found that 33 year old Jason Ellis had been fatally shot. KSP says Ellis was in uniform and had been driving his cruiser home. Spokesman Norman Chaffins said the officer was found inside his vehicle but he did not know how many times he had been shot. The exit was shut down as troopers investigated the shooting near Bardstown.