FATAL SHOOTING: Seaside officer, suspect both die

An attempted arrest on Friday led to the shooting deaths of both a Seaside police sergeant and the Seaside man he was trying to arrest, police said.

Seaside Police Sgt. Jason M. Goodding, 39
Seaside Police Sgt. Jason M. Goodding, 39

Sgt. Jason M. Goodding, 39, died from shooting injuries at a Clatsop County hospital, according to the Oregon State Police report.

Goodding, of Seaside, is survived by his wife and school-aged children.

The suspect, Phillip Ferry, 55, also died at a hospital of shooting injuries, police said.

The shooting occurred about 9:20 p.m. Feb. 5 after Goodding and the second officer saw Ferry walking down Broadway. According to the report, the officers recognized Ferry and, knowing that he had a warrant for his arrest, tried to apprehend him.

Ferry resisted arrest, police said, and the second officer deployed his Taser weapon. Police say Ferry then fired a shot that struck Goodding.

The second officer returned fire, striking Ferry, police said.

Goodding joined the Seaside Police Department in 2003, working as a patrol officer, detective, and a patrol sergeant.

Gooding also dedicated time to his community by coaching several different sports teams within the Seaside area.

He graduated from Sherwood High School, and he held a degree in psychology from Portland State University.

In accordance with state law, the Oregon State Police is conducting the investigation with the assistance of the Clatsop County Major Crime Team (which includes officers from Seaside, Astoria, Cannon Beach, Warrenton and the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office).

Police said no additional information would be released until the investigation is completed.

The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation is partnering with the Seaside Police Department to plan a memorial service for Sgt. Goodding.

Donations to help support the Goodding family can be made on-line through the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation website at 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.

No date, time, or venue for the memorial service has been set at this time. This information will be released when it becomes available.


A Seaside police officer was shot at about 9:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, according to an Oregon State Police report. The officer was taken to a Clatsop County hospital.

No other information was available as of 7:30 a.m. today. A press conference has been scheduled for 10 a.m., according to Lt. Cari Boyd of the OSP-Newport station.

A suspect was also shot in the Friday evening incident and taken to a local hospital.

The officer involved shooting was a result of a contact with the suspect and officers on Broadway. OSP is requesting any witnesses to call 800-452-7888. Broadway was closed early today due to the investigation.

The Oregon State Police, Clatsop County District Attorney’s office and the Clatsop County Major Crime Team are conducting the investigation of the officer involved shooting.

Law enforcement does not believe there is any threat to citizens in the Seaside area.