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.
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. Sgt. Goodding of the Seaside Police Department was shot and killed while serving a felony warrant on Friday evening around 9:20 pm.
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
The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners has hired a new county manager to replace Scott Somers, who resigned last year. Cameron Moore, of Illinois, accepted the position this week after being selected by commissioners and other county officials out of four finalists. His employment contract is expected to be approved next week.
Working together to prevent the closure of lifesaving air facilities in Newport, Oregon and in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tim Scott (R-SC) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today applauded inclusion of language in the final Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 that now heads to the President for signature.
Members of the Astoria City Council expressed concern when City Manager Brett Estes sought a significant increase to cover additional costs associated with the clean-up of contaminated soil in Heritage Square so delayed the decision until Estes could supply an accounting of the fund the money would come from.
Another baby-step toward redevelopment of heritage square, plans for a new library, and a new tax on recreational marijuana sales most likely to come to Astoria voters for a decision after Monday’s city council meeting.
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.