Wall of the Fallen

On September 9, 2006, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, members of the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (ITRHFM) gathered on the museum grounds for the official dedication ceremony of the Wall of the Fallen, a monument to honor towing operators killed in the line of service.

The mission statement of the Wall of the Fallen reads: “To honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, to generate public awareness of the dangers involved in the towing and recovery industry and to permanently record and commemorate those involved in fatalities in the towing and recovery industry.”

David Herr

Date of Birth: January 17, 1977
Date of Death: August 6, 2013
Age at Death: 36
State/Province: Florida /
David was born on January 171977 he lost his life on August 6 2013 when he was shot after a… Read More

David J. Bellows

Date of Birth: February 21, 1988
Date of Death: March 3, 2010
Age at Death: 22
State/Province: Iowa /
David was only 22 years old when he passed away from injuries sustained in an accident while driving a tow… Read More

David J. Lefancheck

Date of Birth: August 1, 1967
Date of Death: April 3, 2006
Age at Death: 38
State/Province: North Carolina /
While preparing to tow a power mulch system truck a pickup hit the truck then hit Mr. Lefancheck and then… Read More

David L. Sanders

Date of Birth: January 1, 1970
Date of Death: September 20, 2006
Age at Death: 56
State/Province: California /
Mr. Sanders was shot in the head at the Paxton tow yard. A former employee was arrested for the murder… Read More

David L. Zier

Date of Birth: July 15, 1962
Date of Death: February 3, 2014
Age at Death: 51
State/Province: Montana /
David Zier was born on July 15 1962. On February 32014 David was headed out on a call from the… Read More

David N. Scarborough Jr.

Date of Birth: May 10, 1977
Date of Death: November 1, 2012
Age at Death: 35
State/Province: Tennessee /
David was born on May 101977 he was the owner and operator of Scarborough’s Towing and Recovery. On November 1… Read More

David R. Gutierrez

Date of Birth: January 1, 1970
Date of Death: January 1, 1993
Age at Death: 30
State/Province: CA / USA
On January 1, 1993, David Gutierrez stopped on the shoulder of the interstate to adjust the magnetic tow lights on… Read More

David R. Lescher

Date of Birth: May 14, 1965
Date of Death: October 13, 1995
Age at Death: 30
State/Province: Ohio /
While responding to a call. Mr. Lescher had pulled over on the side of the road. He hadn't even gotten… Read More

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