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.”

Charles Whitehead Jr.

Date of Birth: June 24, 1923
Date of Death: January 16, 1968
Age at Death: 44
State/Province: Tennessee /
While attempting to upright a Tractor-Trailer Mr. Whitehead was killed in a multi-car collision. Read More

Christian E. Gutierrez

Date of Birth: January 14, 1987
Date of Death: March 31, 2011
Age at Death: 24
State/Province: Texas /
Christian was born on January 14 1987. He served three tours in Iraq and earned many honors while in the… Read More

Christopher A. Sisk

Date of Birth: May 28, 1975
Date of Death: May 3, 2007
Age at Death: 32
State/Province: California /
Mr. Sisk was trying to stop a thief from taking his tow truck when during the struggle he fell from… Read More

Christopher Alexander Gladden

Date of Birth: January 10, 1989
Date of Death: July 28, 2013
Age at Death: 24
State/Province: California /
Chris Gladden was born on January 10 1989. Chris was loading a disabled vehicle onto his wheel lift tow truck… Read More

Christopher B. Tatro

Date of Birth: October 12, 1971
Date of Death: December 17, 2011
Age at Death: 40
State/Province: California /
Christopher was born on October 121971 and lost his life on December 17 2011. He was struck and killed by… Read More

Christopher John Clavin

Date of Birth: October 10, 1968
Date of Death: July 1, 2014
Age at Death: 45
State/Province: Minnesota /
Christopher Clavin was born on November 10 1968. On July 12014 Christopher was working to load a heavy tow truck being moved… Read More

Clifton J. Scott

Date of Birth: September 25, 1961
Date of Death: September 24, 2012
Age at Death: 61
State/Province: Missouri /
Clifton was born in September 25 1961. On September 21 2012 Clifton died after being struck by a passing motorist… Read More

Clyde Stewart

Date of Birth: September 19, 1952
Date of Death: April 2, 2008
Age at Death: 55
State/Province: Tennessee /
Mr. Stewart lost his life when he was swept into a creek while trying to retrieve a vehicle from flood… Read More