Friday night at 9:22 PM Seaside Sergeant Jason M. Goodding and a partner police officer made contact with Phillip Ferry, age 55, from Seaside. 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 FERRY under arrest for the felony assault warrant. FERRY resisted and the other officer deployed less than lethal force, a taser. FERRY fired a shot and struck Sergeant Goodding. The other Seaside police officer returned fire and shot FERRY.
Both Sergeant Goodding and FERRY were transported to local hospitals. Sergeant Goodding and FERRY died at the hospitals 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 earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Portland State University. Sergeant Goodding was hired by the 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.
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 Sgt. Goodding. The date and time will be made available as soon as possible.