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Report: Bardstown police receiving threatening letters since death of Officer Jason Ellis

Posted at 12:53 AM, Jun 11, 2013
and last updated 2014-05-20 13:41:40-04

Media outlets in Louisville are reporting the Bardstown Police Department has received several threatening letters since the death of Officer Jason Ellis.

ABC News affiliate in Louisville, WHAS-TV, reported early Tuesday morning the FBI is involved in the investigation of postcards, letters and note cards sent to the police department since the officer's shooting death over Memorial Day weekend.

Police Chief Rick McCubbin told WHAS-TV he doubts the threats are credible, but the police department is on alert and taking precautions.

Ellis, a Batavia native and 1998 graduate of Glen Este High School, was shot and killed on his way home from work on May 25. Kentucky police say Ellis was found shot dead in his cruiser near the Bluegrass Parkway.

Nelson County Coroner said a preliminary investigation reveals Ellis died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

The trajectory of the bullets place the shooter on a hill above the exit 34 ramp of the Bluegrass Parkway. It is believed that Ellis stopped to move debris from the roadway and was "ambushed," the coroner's office said. His gun was still in his holster.

His death remains under investigation.

Read WHAS-TV's initial report on the threatening letters here:

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