SEASIDE — Seaside police will observe the second anniversary of the shooting of Sgt. Jason Goodding with a public memorial Feb. 5 at Seaside Police Department headquarters. Goodding, 39, was shot in the line of duty after serving a felony warrant on Phillip Max Ferry on Feb. 5, 2016. Fellow officer David Davidson returned the fire, resulting in Ferry’s death.
The public remembrance and candlelighting will be conducted in the police department’s parking lot, 1091 S. Holladay, at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine, Police Chief Dave Ham said. After the ceremony, the department hallway will be opened to the public to view tributes to Goodding, who was a 13-year Seaside police veteran.
Goodding’s death brought an outpouring of support from around the globe.
In May, Goodding’s name was added to the Fallen Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. He was the 183rd Oregon law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty since the 1800s.
Goodding is survived by his wife, Amy, and his two daughters, Joslyn and Jayden.
“Time tends to heal,” Ham said. “It’s not that I don’t remember my friend every single day — I do. But I think the main remembrance that I have of Jason is the friendship he provided me personally, the camaraderie professionally, the way that he went about his business and the way he treated people. Still to this day I think that’s something to be commended and something for me to try to mirror. His memory is going to continue throughout the community.”