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Bardstown police officer monument vandalized

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A Nelson County area honoring a police officer killed nearly 10 years ago has been damaged and now police are looking for who is responsible.

According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the memorial area at the exit 34 ramp on the Bluegrass Parkway was vandalized between Sunday, October 9th and Thursday, October 13th.

The memorial is for police officer Jason Ellis who was shot and killed on his way to work in 2013.

A metal memorial flag was removed from the memorial and property was damaged, authorities said.

Anyone with any information about this vandalism is asked to call the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

Also, the Sheriff’s Office says My Old Kentucky Home FOP Lodge 43 has posted a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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