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Officer killed in Seaside shooting is Sherwood High graduate

Jason M. Gooding, 39, fatally shot during attempt to arrest suspect.


A Seaside, Ore., police sergeant who grew up in Sherwood was shot and killed Friday night, Feb. 5, during an effort to apprehend a suspect with an outstanding felony arrest warrant.

Seaside police Sgt. Jason M. Gooding, a 39-year-old Sherwood High School graduate and a Seaside Police Department officer since 2003, died at a Seaside-area hospital where he was taken for treatment following the shooting incident.

On Feb. 5 at 9:22 p.m., Goodding and an additional Seaside police officer made contact with Seaside resident Phillip Ferry. Ferry, who was walking down Broadway, was known by the officers to have a warrant for his arrest. Goodding and the other officer attempted to place Ferry under arrest for the felony assault warrant. Ferry resisted arrest and the other officer deployed a taser to bring him under control, according to police reports.

Ferry fired a shot and struck Goodding. The other Seaside police officer returned fire and shot Ferry.

Both Goodding and Ferry were transported to local hospitals, where they both died as a result of their injuries.

Goodding lived in the Seaside Community. He is survived by his wife and school-aged children. Goodding graduated from Sherwood High-School and he earned a bachelor's degree of science in psychology from Portland State University.

Goodding was hired with Seaside Police Department in April 2003. During his tenure he worked as a patrol officer, detective and a patrol sergeant. He also dedicated time to his community by coaching several different sports teams within the Seaside area.

No date, time, or venue for a memorial service has been set at this time, but will be released when it becomes available.

Oregon State Police has been asked to conduct the investigation with the assistance of the Clatsop County Major Crime Team, comprising officers from Seaside Police Department, Astoria Police Department, and the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Cannon Beach, Warrenton Police Department, and OSP.

There will be no additional information regarding the officer involved shooting until the investigation is completed.

The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation will assist with the funeral of Goodding. Donations to assist the Gooding family can be made online through the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation website at www.oregonfallenbadge.com. Click on the "Donate to OFBF" link on the home page and enter "For the Gooding Family" into the memo line of the PayPal donation page.

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