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LOPD officers volunteer in Seaside

TREATFive members of the Lake Oswego Police Department joined other law enforcement agencies in volunteering their time this week so that officers of the Seaside Police Department and their families could mourn the loss of Sgt. Jason Goodding.

Goodding, a 39-year-old married father of two school-age children, was killed Friday night while attempting to serve a felony warrant in downtown Seaside.  He is the 10th Oregon officer killed in the line of duty in the last decade and the first to die by gunfire since 2013.

“Each event on its own is difficult enough for an agency and community to go through,” LOPD Lt. Doug Treat told The Review on Tuesday, “but having a line-of-duty death is devastating to the department and the community.”

Treat, Sgt. Gary deMoss, Officer John Brent, Officer Rusty Palmeri and CSO Dan Phillips planned to cover the City of Seaside for 24 hours, beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday. DeMoss, who started his law enforcement career in  Seaside in 1996 and still maintains close relations with department members, was the first to volunteer.

“It is a very sad time for the law enforcement community, but this is also a time when we are at our best and come together as a family to support the Seaside Police Department, their families and the community,” Treat said. “It is our honor to assist.”

Other law enforcement agencies also are coming to Seaside’s aid, including the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon City Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Milwaukie Police Department.

The Lake Oswego Police Honor Guard will also be assisting with a memorial for Goodding on Friday. It is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 First Ave. in Seaside. The public is invited to attend.

— The Review