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Cannon trial reset

Originally scheduled to begin next Tuesday, the aggravated attempted murder trial of Forest Grove resident and former Hillsboro police officer Tim Cannon has been pushed back two months to mid-September.

Cannon was arrested at his home the evening of Jan. 20 after engaging in a shootout with officers from three Washington County law enforcement agencies — Forest Grove, Hillsboro and the county sheriff’s office. It was the most dramatic officer-involved shooting in the area in recent memory.

During the altercation, which began as a domestic disturbance call, Cannon’s wife barricaded herself and the couple’s young daughter in an upstairs bathroom, where she dialed 911 from a cell phone.

No one was shot or received life-threatening injuries during the lengthy standoff, and in the end, Cannon surrendered to authorities.

Tim Cannon resigned his position at the Hillsboro Police Department Jan. 22 and is now in the Washington County Jail with bail set at $2.8 million, awaiting trial on 24 felony counts, including assault, unlawful use of a firearm and 11 counts of aggravated attempted murder for allegedly shooting at other officers.

Proceedings were originally scheduled to begin July 16.

Lisa Cannon continues to work as a civilian employee of the Forest Grove Police Department.

Tim Cannon’s defense attorney, Ray Bassel of Hillsboro’s Bassel & Rawls law firm, said Friday that he needed “more time to investigate” and asked Washington County Chief Deputy District Attorney Roger Hanlon for an extension, which Hanlon granted. Neither would comment further on the pending case.

The trial is now scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Washington County Circuit Court, 150 N. First Ave., Hillsboro.




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