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.

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
Cannon Beach
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:GOODDING SERVICE ON LINE

The Governor's Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor met for an emergency meeting Tuesday to review a request to present the Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice to the family of fallen Seaside Police Sergeant Jason Goodding. Sgt. Goodding of the Seaside Police Department was shot and killed while serving a felony warrant on Friday evening around 9:20 pm. The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation is organizing a service for Sgt. Gooding at the Seaside Convention Center which will be preceded by a procession through the streets of Seaside.


The memorial service for Seaside Sgt. Jason Goodding will be held this Friday, February 12, at the Seaside Convention Center located at 415 First Avenue in the City of Seaside. The start time is 1:00 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Additional venues will be be identified in case the convention center reaches capacity. In that case, the event will be simulcast for the public at those additional venues.


Seaside Sergeant Jason M. Goodding and an additional Seaside 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 arrest and the other officer attempted to use less lethal force to stop Ferry with a taser. Ferry fired a shot and struck Sergeant Goodding. The other Seaside police officer returned fire and shot Ferry


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Highway 101 is closed just south of Brookings because a 60 foot-deep sinkhole has now swallowed half the highway.  Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Jared Castle told KAST News that traffic is being detoured around that area.  The sinkhole began forming December 13th in a parking lot and more of the roadway sank into the hole late last week when a contractor was working on a culvert.  O-DOT hopes to have a temporary fix in place sometime this week as they engineer a longer term solution.


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