When Jason Goodding joined the Seaside Police Department, he was one of the first recruits to train under Jason Schermerhorn, who was then a corporal officer with the department. The two men met soon after Goodding moved to town, and their wives became fast friends.
Schermerhorn, now the Cannon Beach police chief, worked with Goodding all 13 years, 10 of those years in the Seaside Police Department.“He was a big family man,” Schermerhorn said. “He was a great volunteer for his daughters and other girls with basketball,” Schermerhorn said.
Goodding’s family, friends and colleagues could always rely on him, Schermerhorn said. “And he just had a great sense of humor.”
“It’s certainly a huge loss for the law enforcement community, and for all of our families,” he said.
The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation is partnering with the Seaside Police Department to plan the memorial service for Goodding. Fort hose wishing to donate to help support the Goodding family, donations can be made on-line through the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation website at www.oregonfallenbadge.com.
Click on the “Donate to OFBF” link on the home page and then enter “For the Gooding 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.