Police Officer Killed Oregon
Published: February 7, 2016
Police Officer Killed Oregon, A 13-year veteran of the Seaside Police Department was fatally shot while trying to arrest a career criminal with a history of assaulting officers, officials confirmed Saturday.
Sgt. Jason Goodding died Friday night after he and another officer attempted to take 55-year-old Phillip Ferry into custody, Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis said during a morning news conference at Seaside City Hall.
They were trying to arrest Ferry on a warrant tied to an earlier assault on a police officer, said Sgt. Kyle Hove, an Oregon State Police spokesman.
It’s unclear whether the warrant, which stemmed from a parole violation, was related to Ferry’s 2003 or 2011 convictions for assaulting a public safety officer.
Friday’s confrontation began about 9:20 p.m. in downtown Seaside when the officers ordered Ferry to show his hands, Marquis said. The other officer tased him when he refused to comply, and Ferry dropped to the ground.
When Goodding moved in to subdue him, Marquis said, Ferry fired once.
The other officer returned fire, striking Ferry, Marquis said. The officer discharged his weapon three times; it was not clear how many times Ferry was hit.
Ferry, of Seaside, died at an Astoria hospital at about 10:40 p.m., Marquis said. Court records reveal a lengthy criminal record that included 2015 convictions for unlawful possession of explosives and resisting arrest.
Goodding was a patrol sergeant who joined the Seaside Police Department in 2003. He previously ran the department’s drug team.
He died at a Seaside hospital and is survived by a wife and two young daughters, officials said. He was 39.
Goodding graduated from Sherwood High School and Portland State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Marquis said.
The other officer was not named or injured in the incident, which happened in front of a Pig ‘N Pancake restaurant in downtown Seaside.
Oregon State Police is taking the lead in the investigation, Marquis said, and is reviewing body camera footage from at least two officers. Anyone with information is asked to call the agency at 1-800-452-7888.
Marquis said it’s been at least 34 years since an officer was killed in the line of duty in Clatsop County.
The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation is collecting donations for the Goodding family and partnering with the Seaside Police Department to plan a memorial service for the sergeant, the foundation said in a news release.
People can participate using the “Donate to OFBF” function on the nonprofit’s website. Donors can then indicate the funds are “For the Goodding Family” in the memo line of the donation page.
The location, place and time of the memorial haven’t been finalized, the foundation said.
The Portland Police Association, which represents Portland’s rank-and-file officers, said in a news release Saturday that “our hearts are heavy knowing that he leaves behind a wife and children, family, loved ones, friends, and a community.”
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