May12-18 marks National Police Week 2019 during which the FBI will pay tribute to fallen law enforcement officers and agents who were killed or injured in the line of duty. This year, the FBI will launch a nationwide media campaign that reinforces its determination to find those who committed violent acts targeting law enforcement officers. Through various media avenues and publicity tools the Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers media campaign will bring increased attention to identified fugitives and unknown assailants in an attempt to locate, arrest, and bring justice to the families and agencies of the fallen victims.
Beginning May 13th field offices across the country will begin highlighting investigations where increased publicity is appropriate and potentially beneficial. In addition to this release being updated throughout the week with new cases, social media and digital billboards will be utilized to bring awareness to this campaign.
Officer Jason Ellis was killed after finishing his shift for the Bardstown, Kentucky Police Department during the early morning hours on Saturday, May 25, 2013. While driving home, Officer Ellis encountered debris which had been placed on the exit ramp (exit 34) from the Bluegrass Parkway. As Officer Ellis attempted to remove the debris from the roadway, he was shot and killed. Officer Ellis was discovered by a passing motorist.