News and Updates

Trooper Christopher Skinner funeral arrangements

Saturday, May 31, 2014


As we previously reported, our hearts go out to the family of New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner.  He was killed Thursday when he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop in Broome County.


Trooper Christopher Skinner, 42, of Binghamton was a 13-year veteran assigned to Troop C.


He is survived by his fiancée and two children.


According to State Police, calling hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Community Baptist Church, 743 Chenango St., Port Dickinson.


The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 1321 Reynolds Road, Johnson City.


The New York State Troopers PBA Signal 30 Fund will accept donations on behalf of Trooper Skinner's children.  You can donate by linking the Signal 30 Fund web site:

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PBA of NYS Applauds Sen. Gillibrand’s Combatting Sexual Assaults on University Campuses

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Press release issued today:

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of NYS), the police union representing State University Police Officers on 28 State University campuses, today commended U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for her leadership in fighting sexual assaults on college campuses.


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An inside look at forest rangers, risking their lives to save others

Friday, May 23, 2014

The DEC Forest Rangers held a helicopter hoist rescue training mission on May 21, 2014 with a New York State Police aircraft and pilot.

Media coverage was provided by Time Warner's Maria Valvanis.  Click here to view the media video and story.

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NYS Environmental Conservation Officer Lt. John Fitzpatrick - Trust Fund Donations

Friday, May 16, 2014

Thank you for your compassion and generosity for the family of fallen officer Lt. John Fitzpatrick.

We are accepting donations for a trust fund for John's wife Elizabeth and daughter Danielle.  

To make a donation please click here to visit the Officer Memorial page for John.  There you will find information on how to submit your donation.



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Deepest Condolences to the family of Environmental Conservation Police Lieutenant John Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lieutenant Fitzpatrick died of an apparent heart attack on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. 

He leaves behind a wife and three month old daughter.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

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First ‘Game Protector’ Killed in the Line of Duty to be Honored 100 Years After His Death

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Members of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBANYS) will attend today’s ceremony at the Empire State Plaza to honor police officers killed in the line of duty.

View news release here.

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PBA Officers to attend graveside ceremony today honoring Game Protector Samuel Taylor

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

First ‘Game Protector’ Killed in the Line of Duty to be Honored 100 Years After His Death.

Graveside service being held in Hamilton today.

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PBA Board of Directors member Brian Gillis has Op-Ed printed in today’s New York Daily News

Monday, April 07, 2014

April 7, 2014 – PBA Director of Environmental Conservation Police Officers Brian Gillis wrote an op-ed commentary that is printed in today’s New York Daily News.

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Services for Johnson City Police Officer David Smith

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Calling hours for Officer Smith will be held at the William Chase Funeral Home on Chenango Street in Port Dickinson on Thursday, April 3 from 4-7 p.m.

The funeral service will take place at the Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church on Main Street in Johnson City on Friday, April 4 at 11 a.m. 

Officer Smith is to be buried at the Chenango Valley Cemetery. The service at the cemetery will be reserved for family and friends.

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The PBA extends our deepest condolences to the family of Johnson City Police Officer David Smith

Monday, March 31, 2014

Johnson City Police Officer Smith was shot and killed this morning after arriving at the scene of a local business in Johnson City, responding to a disturbance call.  To view this mornings story, click here.

Officer Smith leaves a wife and one child.

We will post funeral information and a link to a memorial fund when it becomes available.

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