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VIDEO: Police dog puts paw on officer's casket during emotional farewell

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POSTED: Monday, June 3, 2013 - 6:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 3, 2013 - 6:34pm

There was a somber farewell in Kentucky last week for the police officer killed in an ambush.

As hundreds of police officers, first responders, family and friends made their way to Highview Cemetery in Nelson County, fallen Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis, made his final journey, followed by his K-9 dog.

This law enforcement community from across the state banded together to salute the young man who was ambushed and killed as he was heading home from work.

A final call for the first Bardstown officer to ever lose his life in the line of duty and a final goodbye from his family and friends to the man, they say, is nothing short of a hero.

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