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Funeral scheduled for NY trooper killed on highway

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PORT DICKINSON — Funeral arrangements have been made for Trooper Christopher Skinner, who was struck and killed while making a routine traffic stop on Interstate 81 near Binghamton.

State police say calling hours will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Community Baptist Church in Port Dickinson. The funeral is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church on Reynolds Road in Johnson City.

The 42-year-old trooper was killed instantly when he was struck by a pickup truck around noon Thursday. The driver, Almond Upton of Melrose, Florida, has been charged with first-degree murder.



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