(Bardstown, KY)-- Investigators from the Kentucky State Police are searching for whomever shot and killed a police officer, early Saturday morning.  33 year old Jason Ellis had finished his shift in Bardstown, south of Louisville and was headed home.  His cruiser was found on an exit ramp from the Bluegrass Parkway.  He had been shot.

Detectives believe he may have stopped to assist, or investigate a motorist.

Ellis was graduate of Glen Este High School.  He leaves behind a wife and two children.