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Cuomo directs flags at half-staff in honor of Trooper Skinner

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Governor Andrew Cuomo directed all flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner.

Skinner died May 29 as a result of injuries sustained after being struck by a passing vehicle during a traffic stop in Broome County.

“As we mourn the tragic death of Trooper Skinner, we will fly flags on all state government buildings at half-staff this Tuesday to honor his memory and commitment to the people of New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “Trooper Skinner served his communities with the dedication and selflessness that embodies the New York State Police, and he will be greatly missed. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I offer my thoughts and prayers to his friends and family and wish to express my deepest gratitude for his service.”

Skinner was a 13-year veteran of the NYSP. He was a resident of Binghamton, N.Y. and is survived by his mother, his fiancée, and his two children. He was 42-years-old.

Funeral services for Trooper Skinner will take place June 3 at First Baptist Church in Johnson City, N.Y.

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