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Bill would set minimum penalty of life without parole in law enforcement officer murder
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 4:01 AM EST
A Bardstown lawmaker says a bill named in honor of a slain police officer from his hometown would make life without parole the minimum punishment for murdering a law enforcement officer.
The bill would set the minimum penalty in cases involving the intentional murder of a local or state police officer, sheriff or deputy sheriff who was on duty at the time of death.
No arrest has been made in Ellis' death. He was shot after getting out of his cruiser to pick up tree limbs on a highway ramp while he was on his way home.