Updated: January 26, 2021 11:33 PM
Created: January 26, 2021 10:24 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The remains of two of the National Guardsmen killed in last week's helicopter crash in Mendon were honored with another procession Tuesday morning.
Chief Warrant Officers Christian Koch, Steven Skoda, and Daniel Prial were killed in the crash.
Deputies and troopers guided the procession from the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office to the Thruway with a final destination of Fort Drum in Watertown.
We were honored to escort two of the fallen National Guard Soldiers from Monroe County to Fort Drum on Tuesday.— NewYorkStatePolice (@nyspolice) January 26, 2021
Three members were killed when their helicopter crashed on January 20. Mr. Christian Koch, a civilian pilot for the NYSP, was one of the three pilots killed. pic.twitter.com/hha09VjKBZ
An official with Fort Drum said the remains Skoda and Prial are en route to Fort Drum. Skoda’s will be interred at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville and Prial’s will be interred at West Point Cemetery in West Point.
Anyone wishing to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers is encouraged to due so with grace and dignity in a safe manner.— Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (@monroesheriffny) January 26, 2021
The procession began shortly before 11 a.m.
The sheriff's office says people were allowed to pay their respects in "a safe manner."
Koch will be escorted to Mount Morris in Livingston County on Wednesday.
Deputies say anyone who wants to pay respects during the procession should be in place by 9:30 a.m.
They will be traveling down East Henrietta Road and Route 390 South.
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