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Feb-07-2016 23:07printcomments

Seaside Police Sergeant and Suspect Die After Gunfire

The suspect reportedly was shot by a taser and responded by shooting the officer with a gun.

Seaside Sergeant Jason M. Goodding
Seaside Sergeant Jason M. Goodding

(SEASIDE, Ore.) - Seaside Sergeant Jason M. Goodding and another City police officer made contact with 55-year old Phillip Ferry, from Seaside on Friday night about 9:22.

Authorities say Phillip Ferry was walking down Broadway and was known by the officers to have a warrant for his arrest. Sergeant Goodding and the other officer attempted to place Mr. Ferry under arrest for the felony assault warrant.

Mr. Ferry reportedly resisted arrest and the other officer deployed less lethal force (taser). Ferry then fired a shot and struck Sergeant Goodding. The other Seaside police officer returned fire and shot Ferry.

Sergeant Goodding and Mr. Ferry were transported to local hospitals, where they both died due to their injuries.

Sergeant Goodding was 39 years of age and lived in the Seaside Community. He is survived by his wife and school-aged children. Sergeant Goodding graduated from Sherwood High School and he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Portland State University.

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

Senate Bill (SB) 111 establishes protocols when an agency is involved in an officer involved shooting investigation. SB 111 mandates a separate agency lead the investigation. The Oregon State Police has been asked to conduct the investigation with the assistance of the Clatsop County Major Crime Team.

The Major Crime Team is comprised of officers from Seaside Police Department, Astoria Police Department, and the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Cannon Beach, Warrenton Police Department, and the Oregon State Police.

The Oregon State Police and the Clatsop County Major Crime Team has located the fourth person present during the officer involved shooting. OSP is requesting any witnesses to call 1(800)452-7888.

The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation will assist with the funeral of Sgt. Goodding, date to be announced.

For individuals wishing to donate to help support the Goodding family, donations can be made on-line through the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation website at www.oregonfallenbadge.com. 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.

Source: News Release from Oregon State Police

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