Convicted cop killer Timothy M. Cannon is scheduled for a parole hearing February 13. Cannon is serving a life sentence for the heinous murder of North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent Troy Douglas Carr.
On May 14, 1994, Agent Carr and two other agents were scheduled to conduct an evening education seminar for the employees of an establishment. Upon arrival at the establishment, Carr observed an individual who appeared to be intoxicated exit the establishment and drive away.
Carr followed the suspect and attempted to stop him, but the man exited his vehicle and fled on foot. As Carr pursued the fleeing suspect, Cannon drew a firearm and fired, striking Carr in the chest. Carr returned fire and wounded the suspect, but later succumbed to his wounds.
Carr, 24, had been with the ALE for six months. He is remembered as a loyal friend, with a positive attitude and his delightful sense of humor. A graduate of University of North Carolina, Carr showed a lot of promise both as a student and as an officer Carr was passionate about DUI prevention and enforcement. Sadly, there is no way to know how many lives could have been saved, had Carr survived that fateful day. The fact that Carr was killed while in pursuit of a dangerous criminal speaks volumes of his character and his dedication to duty.
An overpass bridge on the All American Freeway was named in Agent Carr’s honor. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington School of Criminology and Social Sciences set up a scholarship in Carr’s name.
A sample letter is included below. Letters can be faxed to:
North Carolina Parole Commission
Attention: Angie Timberlake
4222 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4222
FAX: (919) 716-3547
Telephone: (919) 716-3010
Email: [email protected]
Re: No Parole for Timothy M. Cannon (inmate #0064896).
To Whom it May Concern,
I respectfully ask that you DENY PAROLE to Timothy M. Cannon, inmate #0064896. This inmate’s violent murder of North Carolina ALE Agent Troy Carr in 1994 should preclude any and all consideration for parole.
On May 14th, 1994, Agent Carr attempted stopped inmate #0064896 for drunk driving. Inmate #0064896 fled on foot and then shot Agent Carr during the ensuing foot pursuit.
Inmate #0064896 currently has 10 inmate infractions, several of which are for violent acts while incarcerated. It is clear that he continues to pose a threat to law enforcement and citizens alike.
As a concerned citizen and in the interest of public safety, I again respectfully ask that you DENY PAROLE to inmate #0064896. Justice demands that he be made to spend every remaining day of his full sentence in prison.
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