Many businesses in the Seaside including several in the historic Gilbert District will close on Feb.12, 2016 in honor of Sergeant Jason Goodding.–Seaside Chamber of Commerce.
June 17, 1976 — Feb. 5, 2016
Jason Michael Goodding, beloved husband, father, brother and son, passed away on Friday, Feb. 5, at the age of 39. Jason was a 13-year veteran of the Seaside Police Department, and was working as a patrol sergeant when he was killed in the line of duty.
Jason will be deeply missed by many, including his high school sweetheart and wife of 16 years, Amy, as well as his pride and joy, his two daughters, Joslyn, 13, and Jayden, 10. He is also survived by his mother and stepfather, Jan Becker and Tom Johnson; his father and stepmother, Dean and Patty Goodding; his sister, Jennifer (Goodding) Hovanic; brothers, Justin Goodding and Doug Hash; and close friend and mentor, Roger Schenk. He will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews, including: Mac, Kennedy, Wyatt, Lane, Nathan, Desi and Jace. He was preceded in death by his beloved “Granny,” Jean Wilson.
Jason was born in Portland, Oregon, on June 17, 1976. He moved around frequently early in his life, including time spent in Hawaii and California. He arrived in the small, tight-knit community of Sherwood, Oregon, in the eighth grade, a tan, scrappy, quick-witted point guard, flashing his unforgettable smile and making lifelong friends along the way.
A natural at basketball, he also played football and baseball, maturing into an even-keeled, unflappable leader. But perhaps the most important thing to happen in Sherwood was the day he met a girl named Amy Jones. She was the homecoming queen, he was her escort. And the rest, as the fairy tale goes, was history.
After graduating from Portland State University, Jason began his lifelong path as a mentor and leader in his community. He was the head basketball coach at Southridge High School in Beaverton, assistant coach at Tigard High School and Sherwood Middle School, and coached at schools throughout Seaside.
As a police officer, he was a favorite among his peers and the citizens of Seaside. He didn’t just respond to a burglary call, he stayed until the homeowner felt safe. He walked up to kids on the street with his wide, warm smile and listened to what they had to say. He was in life, as he was as an officer: honest, fair and kind.
Although Jason was deeply entrenched in his community, he made the drive to Eugene as often as possible to watch University of Oregon football games. But it was his family that made him happiest. Teaching the girls to play basketball, and watching them become leaders on the court, was a tremendous source of joy and pride. Jason will be tremendously missed by all who knew him. Hughes-Ransom Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at http://www.hughes-ransom.com. Reprinted from the Daily Astorian.
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The Oregon Governor’s Office announced that Seaside Police Sergeant Jason M. Goodding has been posthumously awarded the Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice by the Governor’s Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor.
Governor Kate Brown will present the medal to Sgt. Goodding’s wife at the memorial service being held at the Seaside Convention Center on Friday, Feb. 12, at 1:00 pm. Due to the anticipation of a large response of police officers and firefighters from around the nation attending Sergeant Jason Goodding’s memorial, it is expected that the family of Sgt. Goodding and uniformed emergency personnel will fill the Seaside Convention Center to capacity.
Two additional viewing locations in Seaside have been established for the public to attend. Seaside High School and North Coast Family Fellowship.
Seaside High School is located at 1901 N. Holladay with access on Highway 101. It is on the procession route and parking will be open after the procession. The service will be viewed in the main gymnasium. Doors will open at 11:45 a.m. There is available seating for approximately 800 people, students will be seated separately in the cafeteria. Parking is available on Highway 101 and on side streets around the high school. The high school is wheelchair accessible. Due to road closures throughout the area, this will be the best alternative location for the memorial for those traveling Southbound on Highway 101.
North Coast Family Fellowship is located at 2245 N. Wahanna and will also open its doors at 11:45 a.m. The main chapel and youth room seat approximately 725 people. Parking is available for 600 vehicles. There will be reserved handicapped parking available and the building is fully handicapped accessible. This venue is on the detour route and for those heading northbound through Seaside, this will be the best alternative venue.
The services will be simulcast at both locations.
Public Safety Motorcade Procession Information for Sgt. Jason Goodding Memorial
A motorcade procession involving family and public safety/emergency response vehicles, in honor of Seaside Police Sergeant Jason Goodding, is scheduled to begin Friday, February 12, 2106, at 10:45 am. The public will not be allowed to ride in the procession, but is encouraged to show their support by lining the streets along the route.
Highway 101 will be closed from Patriot Way at Camp Rilea to Broadway Street in Seaside for the duration of the procession. The public should expect long delays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Hwy. 101 north bound will remain open, but will be partially detoured around downtown Seaside at Avenue S to Wahanna Road.
The procession route is expected to include hundreds of public safety vehicles. The following link shows the procession route, starting from Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center (33168 Patriot Way, Warrenton, OR) and ending at the Seaside Convention Center (415 1st Ave, Seaside, OR.)
The following is the exact route of the procession from Camp Rilea to the Seaside Civic & Convention Center:
● From Patriot Way turn right on Hwy 101 to go southbound.
● Proceed on Hwy 101 to Gearhart Lane.
● Turn right on Gearhart Loop westbound to Marion.
● Continue on Marion southbound to N Pacific Way.
● Turn left on N Pacific Way and proceed past Gearhart School to Hwy 101.
● Turn right on Hwy 101 southbound thru Seaside to Broadway St.
● Turn right on Broadway St to N Columbia St.
● Turn right on N Columbia St northbound to 1st Ave.
● Turn right on 1st Ave. eastbound.
● Arrive at Seaside Convention Center on the right hand side.
Members of the public who wish to view the procession from along the route should be in position by 10:45 am. Please do not park on any of the streets that the procession will travel through. During the procession, area travelers should be prepared for traffic congestion and delays along HWY 101 and on Seaside, Gearhart, and Warrenton streets.
Additionally, several local businesses and venues are offering to stream the memorial live. The list includes the following locations:
Columbia River Maritime Museum, 1792 Marine Dr., Astoria
Hughes-Ransom Mortuary, 576 12th St., Astoria
Gearhart Bowling Alley, 3518 Highway 101, Gearhart
Seaside Cinemas Movie Theater, 1026 12th Ave., Seaside
Seaside Fultanos/Arcade, 215 Broadway St., Seaside
Seaside Brewing, 851 Broadway St., Seaside
Dundees, 414 Broadway St., Seaside
Twisted Fish, 311 Broadway, Seaside
Pig and Pancake, 323 Broadway, Seaside
Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock Cannon Beach
ODOT signs will be posted throughout the area. Locals and visitors traveling through the area should anticipate delays due to the funeral procession. For those wishing to stream the memorial service, use the following link: http://bit.ly/GooddingMemorial.