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Funeral Services for State Trooper Skinner Planned

New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner

New York State Trooper and Binghamton native Christopher Skinner was killed on Thursday May 29th when 60-year-old Almond Upton on Melrose, Florida hit Skinner while he was conducting a traffic stop on I-81 between exit 6 and 7.

The family of New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner will receive friends at the Community Baptist Church on Chenango Street in Pork Dickinson from 3-8pm tonight. The funeral service is planned for 11am Tuesday morning at the First Baptist Church on Reynolds Road in Johnson City.

According to his obituary, Skinner was a 1989 graduate of Chenango Valley High School and was an member of the Broome County Farm Bureau. Skinner also devoted 22 years of service to the Five Mile Point Fire department. Skinner and his fiance, Surrena, planned to be married on July 19, 2014.

Skinner is survived by his mother Sharyn, brother Shawn, fiance Surrena, and children, Kyle and Erin Skinner and Ethan Gould. He was 42 years old.

A memorial fund for Skinner’s children has been set up with Visions Federal Credit Union. If you’d like to make a donation, you can visit any local branch or mail contributions to Visions Federal Credit Union, 3301 Country Club Rd Endwell, NY 13760. Checks should be made payable to “Skinner Children Ed Fund.”

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