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Seaside community holds candlelight vigil for fallen officer

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Sgt. Jason Goodding Sgt. Jason Goodding

Hundreds of Seaside residents gathered for a candlelight vigil Sunday night to honor Sgt. Jason Goodding, a Seaside police officer killed on duty Friday night.

Community members raised candles into the night, while Goodding’s close friend, Brian Taylor, addressed the audience.

"Whatever it was, being a father, a coach, a police officer, a mentor, or a friend, he did it the right way," said Taylor. "Each and every one of us who loved him will have a hole in our lives and our hearts that will never be filled."

Goodding was shot while trying to arrest a man with an outstanding warrant outside the Pig 'N Pancake in downtown Seaside. The man who shot him was killed by another police officer.

Earlier on Sunday, Goodding’s remains were brought back to Seaside after being released from the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. Local law enforcement held a procession in his honor.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue had a fire engine on each of the five overpasses on Highway 217 to honor Goodding.

"Any one of our first responders, whether it be law enforcement, ambulance or even fire … when we lose someone, it’s close to all of our hearts," said Lt. Al Pimentel, who is with TVF&R.

Funeral services for Goodding have been scheduled for Friday, Feb. 12 at the Seaside Convention Center.  The service starts at 1 p.m., and the public is invited to attend.

Prior to the service, there will be a law enforcement processional through the streets of Seaside.

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