Hillsboro officer resigns after standoff-shooting

Hillsboro officer resigns after standoff-shooting

Hillsboro officer resigns after standoff-shooting

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Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 29 at 7:36 AM

HILLSBORO - The off-duty Hillsboro officer accused of firing his weapon during the police standoff that followed a domestic disturbance in Forest Grove has resigned.

Timothy Cannon was arrested on attempted murder charges for allegedly wounding a deputy just over a week ago, according to Sgt. Bob Ray with the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The deputy had been responding to Cannon's home in the 1000 block of 37th Avenue on January 20. A standoff developed and shots were fired, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. One deputy was wounded, along with the suspect.  Sgt. Ray said "the injury to the sheriff's deputy's hand was caused by shrapnel from a bullet. We do not know the source of that bullet at this time."

Ten officers from three agencies were placed on leave after the incident. All fired their weapons, investigators said. Five were from the Forest Grove department, four from Washington County and one from Hillsboro.

Some of the officers involved were identified Monday.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office said Corporal Mark Trost, an 11-year veteran; deputy Micah Akin, a seven-year veteran; deputy Austin Allen, a four-year veteran, and deputy Justin Snyder, a four-year veteran were involved.  Hillsboro police officer Stephen Slade, a 12-year veteran, was also put on paid leave for his involvement in the shooting.

Friends said Cannon’s wife and kids were no longer living at the home, due to damage from the shootout.  They said the family faces serious repair bills before they can move back in.

Cannon was originally put on unpaid leave during the investigation.  He resigned three days after his arrest, following 13 years of service.

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