Jason Goodding, a Seaside, Oregon police officer who was shot and killed on February 5, will be awarded the Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice at a memorial on Friday.
Gooding was shot by Philip Ferry in downtown Seaside while serving a warrant. Gooding was 39 years old.
The community has come together to honor Goodding’s memory and service.
Since his death, vigils have been held in Goodding’s memory in Seaside and Sherwood, Oregon, his hometown.
Thousands of people are expected to come to Goodding’s memorial service on Friday. In addition, police officers and firefighters from all over the U.S. will be in attendance.
Two more locations will be open for the public to view the service. Also, several businesses in Seaside will host livestreams of the memorial service for people to view.
Goodding served as a police officer for 13 years and he was a husband and a father to two young girls; he is remembered as a loving family man.
At the memorial, Governor Kate Brown will present the Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice to Goodding’s wife.