SHERWOOD, Ore. (KOIN) — It was an emotional night at Sherwood High School Friday as they honored an alumn who died this year.
Seaside police officer Jason Goodding was shot to death while serving a warrant on February 5.
Goodding’s former coach spoke in front of a sellout crowd and his wife and 2 daughters looked on as the team retired his number. After Friday night, the number 85 will never be worn by another Sherwood Bowman again.
“It’s special for us to be able to honor Jason and his family,” assistant coach Mark Gribble said.
Friends and family in the stands wore shirts with the number on the back, and proceeds from the sale of those shirts will benefit a scholarship fund in Goodding’s name.
“I’m really happy about what we’re doing and recognizing Jason and his memory and things like that but what we do tonight and things like that, doesn’t replace him,” retired Sherwood coach Roger Sehenk said.
Goodding attended Sherwood High School from 1990-1994, where he played football and basketball, lettering several times in both sports.