February 8, 2016

Jason Goodding - Police Officer Fatality - Seaside, Oregon

Police Sergeant Jason Goodding, age 39, died in the line of duty on February 5, 2016, on a street in Seaside, Oregon. 

Jason Goodding
Sergeant Goodding was a member of the Seaside Police Department. He had 13 years of service. 

Seaside is a city in Clatsop County with a population of about 6,500. 

At about 9:30 p.m., Jason and another officer were on patrol when they noticed Philip Ferry walking on a downtown street. Philip Ferry had an active felony warrant for assault. Jason and the other officer attempted to arrest Philip Ferry. He resisted arrest and was tasered.  He fell to the ground but when Jason attempted to handcuff him, he pulled out a gun and shot Jason. 

Tragically Jason died at the scene. 

The other officer was able to return fire and shot Philip Ferry who later died in hospital. Philip Ferry had been in jail 41 times. He was bad news from the word go. He had a rap sheet like Judas. 

Jason had attended Sherwood High School in Sherwood, Oregon and later graduated from Portland State University. He was a volunteer sports coach. 

Friends describe Jason as a caring man who will be forever missed in his community. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for Jason and
for those who have lost him.
A funding site, to help the family with expenses, has been set up at the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation. Click on the "donate to OFBF" link on the home page and then enter "for the Goodding family" into the memo line of the PayPal donation page.

The Seaside Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Jason was an asset to the Department and was well-respected and well-liked by all who knew him. He will be forever remembered.

Jason's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Jason is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and his two daughters. 

Thank you for your service to the community, Jason. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

God save us from the psychopaths. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

Pray that Jason is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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