Friday, May 31, 2013

Reward Grows in Officer’s Death

A Louisville business man has made a substantial donation to the reward fund established for information leading to an arrest in the murder of Officer Jason Ellis.

It was announced at a press conference held Thursday morning at the Bardstown Police Department.

The owner of a lending company out of Louisville, Gus Goldsmith, has donated $50,000 toward the reward fund.

Goldsmith says he did not know Ellis, or his family, but he does know what it’s like to have a family member murdered and not know who is responsible.

Goldsmith’s brother was killed in a robbery 38 years ago, and the killers were never found. Goldsmith feels that if someone had offered a large reward back then, it may have helped them find the killer.

The donation raises the reward for information leading to an arrest in Officer Jason Ellis' murder to over $100,000.

On top of the $50,000, Goldsmith has also donated an additional $10,000 to go toward Ellis’ wife and two sons.