The blood drive will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at 16 Crescent Drive in Kirkwood. Trooper Skinner served with the State Police for 13 years before he was killed in the line of duty in 2014. He also was a firefighter with the Five Mile Point Fire Company. The Red Cross says blood donations often decline during the holidays as people get busy and travel. KIRKWOOD (WBNG) — The Five Mile Point Fire Department is inviting the community to pay tribute to late New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner at its sixth annual blood drive in his memory. If you would like to donate, you can make an appointment by downloading the Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-REDCROSS, or visiting this link.