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The Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Ceremony is a significant event that the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is proud to host each year in partnership with Oregon C.O.P.S. and Oregon’s various statewide law enforcement associations.
The State’s fallen law enforcement officer memorial ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1 PM at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. We ask that you please place this important date on your calendars and attend this event which honors our fallen.
The memorial honors 183 fallen Oregon law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since the 1880s. This includes officers from city, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies who have served as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and parole and probation officers.
The Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) approved the addition of one officer’s name during the 2017 ceremony. It is the goal of the Board to honor and remember the sacrifices of all of Oregon’s fallen officers and the families they left behind. Below is information on the officer being added.
Sergeant Jason Goodding of the Seaside Police Department will be honored during this year’s state ceremony. His name was recently etched into the Memorial under the watchful eye of law enforcement honor guard members.
Sgt. Goodding was 39 years of age and on patrol with the Seaside Police Department when he was shot and killed on Friday, February 5, 2016, at approximately 9:20 pm in the 300 block of Broadway while taking 55-year-old Phillip Ferry into custody on a warrant tied to an earlier assault on a police officer. Authorities said Ferry fired one shot at Goodding, a 13-year Seaside police veteran. Another officer with Goodding returned fire. Goodding died later Friday at a Clatsop County hospital.
Sgt. Goodding, a thirteen-year veteran of the Seaside Police Department, is survived by his wife and two daughters.
The Governor’s Law Enforcement Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice was presented to Sgt. Goodding’s family by Governor Kate Brown during the memorial ceremony on February 12, 2016.
Seaside Police Sergeant Jason Goodding (DPSST# 43017) is the 183rd Oregon law enforcement officer to has died in the line of duty since the first was recorded in the 1880s.