On May 29, 2014, Trooper Christopher G. Skinner, 42, was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 81 in the town of Chenango.
Trooper Skinner was patrolling a construction zone and had made a traffic stop. He was in the process of interviewing the operator when a passing vehicle veered from the driving lane to intentionally strike Trooper Skinner. Trooper Skinner was killed instantly.
Trooper Skinner was a 13-year veteran and was a member of the Troop C Traffic Incident Management Detail at the time of his death.