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.”

Chad A. Roof

Date of Birth: May 26, 1981
Date of Death: April 16, 2013
Age at Death: 31
State/Province: Kentucky /
Chad was born on May 261981 he was a husband to Danielle and father to Hunter Seth and Logan. On… Read More

Charles “Chuck” B. Day

Date of Birth: September 1, 1945
Date of Death: April 1, 2007
Age at Death: 61
State/Province: Iowa /
Mr. Day was hooking up the winch to a car when he started having a heart attack. He managed to… Read More

Charles D. Sharpe

Date of Birth: December 14, 1949
Date of Death: June 29, 2007
Age at Death: 57
State/Province: Florida /
While on a call Mr. Sharpe was hit by a car and died on the scene. No other information is… Read More

Charles E. Myers

Date of Birth: January 1, 1970
Date of Death: May 9, 2016
Age at Death: 35
State/Province: WV / USA
Charles Myers was working at his employer’s truck repair center on the evening of May 9, 2016. As he worked… Read More

Charles P. Oswald

Date of Birth: September 18, 1953
Date of Death: June 28, 2012
Age at Death: 58
State/Province: Pennsylvania /
Charles was born on September 18 1953. He lost his life on June 28 2012 when the tow truck he… Read More

Charles R. Patterson

Date of Birth: March 23, 1947
Date of Death: January 2, 2000
Age at Death: 52
State/Province: Tennessee /
While getting ready for church Mr. Patterson received a phone call from a man needing his car towed and repaired… Read More

Charles R. Strong Jr.

Date of Birth: March 10, 1961
Date of Death: April 26, 2001
Age at Death: 45
State/Province: Mississippi /
Mr. Strong was shot and killed while attempting to reposess several items. The killer then killed himself after spaying bullets… Read More

Charles W. Bash

Date of Birth: September 6, 1943
Date of Death: March 27, 2004
Age at Death: 60
State/Province: Florida /
While loading a man's pick up truck a car drove off the road and drove up the wrecker's ramp going… Read More