He was pursuing a stolen vehicle when his patrol car struck a patch of wet pavement, spun around, and struck a business sign near 2300 South and Highway 89 in Woods Cross.
The vehicle he was pursuing crashed a short distance away and the suspect was taken into custody. He was convicted of evading police and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Officer Skinner had served with the North Salt Lake Police Department for 6 months. He is survived by his wife and newborn twins.