Court docs detail police officer's drinking before shootout

Court docs detail police officer's drinking before shootout
Hillsboro police Officer Timothy Cannon makes his first court appearance accused of attempted aggravated murder.

PORTLAND, Ore. – According to an application for a search warrant, a Hillsboro police officer's wife said her husband had been drinking the day before getting into a shootout with police as well as off and on throughout that week.

Timothy Cannon's wife said he got agitated with her about not returning a text message and pinned her to the ground and bed, Sunday, Jan. 20.

She called 911, grabbed a gun, and locked herself and their 6-year-old daughter in the bathroom.

According to the search warrant application and a dispatch log, Timothy Cannon had several guns, including an AR-15.

They said Cannon told responding officers to shoot him and then threatened to shoot them if they didn't leave.

Cannon's wife reported hearing a "volley of gunfire" and one officer estimated more than 50 rounds were fired in total.

Officers said bullets came through the wall, hitting the ground just a few feet in front of them.

Then Cannon surrendered, coming down the stairs with his arms linked with his wife and daughter.

Cannon resigned from his job at the Hillsboro Police Department shortly after his arrest. His wife works with the Forest Grove Police Department. They both know some Washington County sheriff’s deputies.

All three agencies responded that night.