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    A2 • Friday, February 14, 2020 | Seaside Signal |
Vigil honors fallen hero Sgt. Jason Goodding
Offi cer killed
making felony
arrest in 2016
Seaside Signal
Law enforcement, friends
and members of the commu-
nity came together Wednes-
day, Feb. 5, for the fourth
anniversary of the death of
Sgt. Jason Goodding, the
Seaside police offi cer shot
and killed while attempting
to make a felony arrest on
Feb. 5, 2016.
Goodding was 39 at the
time of his death and is sur-
vived by a wife and two
R.J. Marx
LEFT Seaside Police Chief Dave Ham at the Jason Goodding memorial vigil.
RIGHT Lt. Bruce Holt spoke and led the memorial ceremony.
Lt. Bruce Holt, Seaside’s
longest-serving police offi -
cer, remembered Goodding
for his encouragement to
others, both “on and out of
the fi eld.”
“Each of us have a com-
mitment to ourselves, our
families, and our co-work-
ers, and to all in our commu-
nity to make it a little better
each day,” Holt said to the
crowd at the Bob Chisholm
Community Center. “He had
passion for what he believed
in, and a competitive spirit
about him. It was part of all
he was involved in.”
After a ceremony, coun-
try ballads (Goodding was a
country music devotee) and
benediction, Police Chief
Dave Ham said the memory
of his colleague remained
“Everyone here is feel-
ing the same,” Ham said.
“The same wanting to have
him back, missing Jason to
a point where they still feel
compelled to come to this
Ham attributed the large
crowd to the sense of com-
munity and the pride people
have in their fi rst responders
and in the police department
themselves. “When some-
body as innocent as Jason
who is doing the basics of
law enforcement gets killed
in the downtown streets
of Seaside, it’s hard not to
want to be a part of that.
“It’s hard not to feel
something for him when
you hear about what a
great guy he was, on the
job, off the job,” he con-
tinued. “Even if you didn’t
know him, you feel like you
knew him. You want to have
known him. I think people
want to be part of it, want to
6:51 p.m., 1900 block S. Roos-
evelt: Vehicle fire.
• 43 automatic/mutual aid to
Seaside Fire Department
Feb. 1
10:27 a.m., Police headquar-
ters: A person came in to regis-
ter as a sex off ender.
1:46 p.m., N. Prom: A distur-
bance is reported.
7:04 p.m., The Cove: Police as-
sist Portland police attempting
to locate a suicidal subject.
Feb. 2
1:09 p.m., 1900 block Spruce:
Caller reports people arguing
in a unit adjacent to her resi-
dence. Police speak with the
occupants who say they are
playing a video game. They
agree to keep it down and
close their window.
7:02 p.m., 1300 block 12th Av-
enue: A person is arrested and
charged with DWI at the scene
of a motor vehicle accident.
8:42 p.m., Avenue J and S. Roo-
sevelt: A person is transported
to detox.
11:08 p.m., 400 block Avenue
A: A second person is trans-
ported to detox.
11:10 p.m., 88000 block Mallard
Court: Police assist county dep-
uties with a disturbance call.
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
10:51 a.m., Mill Ponds: Litter is
1:13 p.m., 400 block Broadway:
Subject is arrested on an OSP
warrant and trespassed indefi -
nitely from a location.
2:34 p.m., 12th Avenue Bridge:
Police conduct a welfare check
on an intoxicated man on the
Feb. 4
12:44 p.m., 300 block Fifth Ave-
nue: A caller concerned about
straw in a neighbor’s driveway
blowing everywhere is advised
no code violation or crime was
committed. Police spoke with
the straw-spreading home-
owner who said he was using
straw to absorb mud in his
Feb. 8
12:51 p.m., 1800 Spruce: Forg-
ery/fraud is reported.
Feb. 1
2:04 p.m., 1100 block N. Roos-
evelt: Emergency medical re-
and the fire department on a
medical call.
8:52 p.m., 1000 block Second
Avenue: Fire investigation.
Feb. 4
8:02 p.m. 1200 block S. Wah-
anna: Police and fire respond
to an emergency medical
Feb. 5
11:38 a.m., 1400 block S. Wa-
hanna: Fire alarm.
5:49 p.m., 1300 block N. Hol-
laday: Emergency medical
Feb. 6
5:56 p.m., Police headquarters:
A person came in to register as
a sex off ender.
3:04 p.m., 13000 block N. Roo-
sevelt: Emergency medical re-
10:47 a.m., 900 block Beach
Drive: Emergency medical
11:21 p.m., Alpine: Suspicious
circumstances are reported.
6:12 p.m., 1000 block S. Holla-
day: Hazardous materials con-
dition reported.
8:57 p.m., 500 block N. Wa-
hanna: Emergency medical
Feb. 2
11:25 p.m. 3200 block Bay-
view Terrace: Emergency
medical response.
Feb. 5
5:07 a.m. 1000 block Avenue
F: Subjects are advised of tres-
10:17 a.m., Police headquar-
ters: A person came in to regis-
ter as a sex off ender.
Feb. 6
8:25 a.m., 800 block 12th Av-
enue: A missing person is re-
10:26 a.m., 300 block Ninth
Avenue: Emergency medical
3:39 p.m., 800 block Beach
Drive: Emergency medical re-
Feb. 3
3:51 p.m., 1200 block S. Wa-
hanna: Police assist Medix
Feb. 7
5:04 p.m., Second and Prom:
Water rescue.
Feb. 8
5:04 p.m., 1800 block S.
Downing: Emergency medi-
cal response.
• Seven automatic/mutual
aid to Warrenton Fire Depart-
• One automatic/mutual aid
to Cannon Beach RFPD
Lands in ditch
• Six automatic/mutual aid to
Olney RFPD
A 60-year-old Seaside man was
transported to the hospital by
ambulance Feb. 3 after he lost
control of his car on an icy road.
While traveling eastbound
on Highway 26 near Wunsch
Road, he lost control and
crossed the westbound lane,
crashing into the westbound
His vehicle sustained minor
damage and was towed from
the ditch by Classic Towing.
Gearhart Volunteer Fire De-
partment presented its yearly
incident volume at the Febru-
ary City Council meeting.
The 2019 yearly incident vol-
ume included 491 incidents,
divided as follows:
• 237 incidents City of Gearhart
• 189 incidents Gearhart Rural
Fire Protection District
• Four automatic/mutual aid
to Hamlet
• One automatic/mutual aid
to Astoria
• One automatic/mutual aid
to Lewis and Clark RFPD
• One automatic/mutual aid
to Elsie Vinemaple RFPD
Of 2,307 incidents over a
fi ve-year period, 1,058 of
those were city of Gearhart
response, or 45.8%; Gearhart
Rural Fire Protection District
responded to 971 incidents,
or 42.1%; and 278 incidents
were reported as automat-
ic/mutual aid response, or
Gearhart saw a 38% increase
in incident response volume
in the last 10 years.
The city reported 3,675 to-
tal personnel for incident
response and 5,588 total
training hours in 2019, 9,263
hours training and incident
response total.
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