Jason Ellis case: Divers search pond for clues in death of Bardstown police officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police say divers searched but found no evidence in a pond near where a Bardstown police officer was gunned down.

Trained canines led investigators yesterday to the pond a few hundred yards from the highway exit ramp where Bardstown K-9 Officer Jason Ellis was killed in an ambush on May 25.

Ellis was shot after he got out of his cruiser to pick up tree limbs strewn on the ramp.

Chaffins says it's the first time the pond has been searched, and investigators weren't sure what could be found.

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin has said he thinks Ellis was targeted in the slaying.

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