Massive crowd expected at funeral for fallen NYS Trooper

By Conor Mooney

Massive crowd expected at funeral for fallen NYS Trooper

June 3, 2014 Updated Jun 3, 2014 at 9:06 AM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Nearly 2,000 friends, family and members of law enforcement are expected to gather Tuesday at First Baptist Church on Reynolds Road to say goodbye to fallen New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner.

The funeral will begin at 11 a.m.

The procession will start at William R. Chase and Son Funeral Home at 737 Chenango St. before heading South to Bevier Street.

It will then take Front Street to Prospect Street.

From there, it will head up Airport Road to East Maine Road.

Finally, it will turn onto Reynolds Road in the Town of Union and end at the entrance to First Baptist church.

Trooper Skinner lost his life Thursday during a traffic stop on Interstate-81 north in the Town of Chenango. According to state police, he was killed after a Florida man hit him with his truck.

Trooper Skinner, a 13-year veteran of the force, is survived by his sister, Major Julie Skinner and her husband, Lt. Colonel Douglas Dillon, his brothers Shawn and Jason and their wives Jessica and Sonya. Also, his two children Kyle and Erin, his fiancé, Surrena and her son, Ethan.