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Trooper Christopher G. Skinner

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Reflections for Trooper Christopher G. Skinner

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 30, 2020

Trooper Christopher Skinner will never ever be forgotten; RIP sir.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

January 29, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

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
NYPD

May 8, 2018

RIP Trooper Christopher Skinner, you will never ever be forgotten. You were a devoted New York State Trooper, and I thank you for your service. May God bless your children, brothers, sister and mother.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 31, 2018

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 29, 2017

I worked with you that day, a day ill never forget. R I P brother

Trooper Pat M
NYSP

May 25, 2017

RIP brother, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

February 1, 2017

Although I only saw you once a year,while putting away hay that you cut and baled,I miss you very much.
I can still see you smiling down on me from your tractor as I finally realized that the tow bar from tractor to hay wagon was extend-able!

Anonymous

November 10, 2016

Just passed your Memorial. R.I.P. and God speed brother

Sgt. Lawrence McCarron
Port Authority Police Department (Ret)

July 31, 2016

We just passed your MEMORIAL Trooper Skinner.
We dont know you but we appreciate all you have done.

Mommy Jones
Arizona

May 18, 2016

Thank you for all you have done and for all you have given, expecting nothing in return. New York State Police hero, father and leader, you set the standard for us all. Rest in peace Trooper Skinner, we'll take it from here....

Anonymous

November 20, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 29, 2015

I saw Chris' old NYSP car in the Kilmer Building in Binghamton today. It's an '88 Dodge, former Northway unmarked car. It brought a tear to my eye when I realized whose car it was and why it was there. A year later and it still hurts.

JG Angelino, Chief of Police [ret]
Norwich NY PD

May 28, 2015

You did not die in vain and we continue to pray for your family and friends.

Darlene Newton
friend of Story County Sheriff's Office

May 3, 2015

Thank you for your service!

Deputy Sheriff (Retired) Daniel VanValke
Genesee County Sheriff's Office

April 14, 2015

May you now be in the presence of of our good lord and may you be remembered for your service to the people of New York. God bless you as well as your family and friends.

Correction Officer M. Vera
NYS Department of Corrections

November 6, 2014

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

September 6, 2014

God Bless you. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

August 18, 2014

I have great memories of stacking bales of hay on the Skinner farm with Chris and his family growing up. As well as playing hockey together on frozen ponds during winter. Chris and his family are some of the finest most caring people I've ever met. Many years have passed, but looking back now those moments with that family are priceless. May God bless you and your family Chris.

Officer R.A. Sirianna
Raleigh Police Department

August 2, 2014

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

July 21, 2014

Heros are never Forgotten. Thank you for your service.

CTO Deborah Bush
Campbell County VA

July 11, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Trooper Christopher Skinner and the extended law enforcement family of the New York State Police. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends".

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 19, 2014

Another Hero taken too soon. My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Christopher Skinner. Rest in peace and thank you for your service.

CTO/ Supervisor Bush
Campbell County VA

June 17, 2014

Rest in Peace Trooper Christopher Skinner. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

June 12, 2014

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