Trooper Christopher G. Skinner

Trooper Christopher G. Skinner

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Thursday, May 29, 2014

Christopher G. Skinner

Trooper Christopher Skinner was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on I-81 in Broome County.

He was conducting a traffic stop just north of Exit 6, between Chenango Bridge and Castle Creek, when he was intentionally struck by a vehicle that crossed two lanes of traffic.

The subject who struck him continued driving up the interstate until stopping and running into the woods. He was apprehended approximately one hour later following a search of the area.

Trooper Skinner had served with the New York State Police for 13 years and was assigned to the Traffic Incident Management. He was survived by his three children, mother, two brothers, sister, and fiance.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 4682

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Posted on Binghamton Homepage May 7, 2018

BRIDGE, N.Y. - A fallen officer's dream of restoring an old troop car to its former glory has been fulfilled.

A fully-restored 1988 New York State Police Dodge Diplomat was unveiled last week in Chenango Bridge.

Trooper Christopher Skinner had been working on the 30 year-old police cruiser when he was killed in 2014.

Robin Alpaugh, who shared a love of vintage police cars with Skinner, acquired the Diplomat in 2015 and set about finishing the restoration.

Alpaugh and Skinner had originally met at the Spiedie Fest car show.

"He was very excited. I came up and visited him in his barn. He showed me the car and it still had the plastic decals on the back door sills which was kind of neat. And like 40,000 original miles," said Alpaugh.

The vehicle had been retired after hitting a deer and still needed front end work.

Lights and Sirens Limited is owned by Mike Chalson, a former Binghamton Police Officer.

He managed to secure and install period appropriate lights, sirens and radio for the Diplomat.

Christopher's mother, Sharyn Skinner, says her son loved the car.

"I'm so proud that Robin was able to get it and do all this and put it together and give it a new life. It's great," said Skinner.

Alpaugh says he plans to display the car at Spiedie Fest, the State Fair and other shows this year.

Last year, he took it to a number of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the New York State Police.

Retired Police Officer

May 8, 2018

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