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Threat Made In Town Mourning Officer's Death

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Officer Jason Ellis Officer Jason Ellis

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky police department, still mourning the ambush slaying of one of its officers, has received a threat warning that more officers will be killed.

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said Tuesday his department received a recent letter threatening that "there are more to come."

McCubbin said that was a reference to the ambush of Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis last month.

The chief said the threat was turned over to Kentucky State Police and the FBI.

Ellis -- a K-9 officer -- was hit with shotgun blasts after he got out of his cruiser to pick up tree limbs strewn on a highway exit ramp in Nelson County.

McCubbin has said he thinks Ellis was targeted in the slaying.

McCubbin said Bardstown police officers won't retreat from doing their job.

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