Threats made in Ky. town mourning officer's death
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A small-town Kentucky police department mourning the ambush slaying of one of its officers has received threats that more officers will be targeted. The police chief says his department will not bow to such threats, and the FBI and state police are investigating.
Thirty-three-year-old Bardstown K-9 police officer Jason Ellis was hit with multiple shotgun blasts on May 25 after he got out of his cruiser to pick up tree limbs strewn on a highway exit ramp.
Police Chief Rick McCubbin said Tuesday that his department received a written threat last week saying "there are more to come" in the town of 12,000 about 40 miles southeast of Louisville.
McCubbin said while he believed Ellis was targeted, the most recent threat didn't single out anyone in particular.