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.”

Wall of the Fallen Live Stream

Brian E. Watson

Date of Birth: December 18, 1975
Date of Death: September 18, 2001
Age at Death: 25
State/Province: South Dakota /
While helping a motorist change her tire Mr. Watson was struck by a car. He died at the scene. Read More

Brian R. Healey

Date of Birth: September 13, 1943
Date of Death: June 18, 2009
Age at Death: 65
State/Province: California /
Brian migrated from Sydney Australia bringing with him his love of towing and stock car racing. He passed away from… Read More

Bruce Harwell Jr.

Date of Birth: January 1, 1970
Date of Death: January 23, 2001
Age at Death:
State/Province: California /
A Semi-truck veered onto the right shoulder striking a motor home hooked to Mr. Harwell's tow truck which then struck… Read More

Bryan “Keith” Yeager

Date of Birth: January 1, 1970
Date of Death: March 9, 2013
Age at Death: 23
State/Province: TX / USA
On March 9, 2013, Keith was working a busy toll road loading a vehicle to his flatbed. As he worked,… Read More

C. Dennis Cash

Date of Birth: October 20, 1947
Date of Death: February 27, 2012
Age at Death: 65
State/Province: Virginia /
Dennis was born on October 20 1947. He was the owner and operator of Cash’s Garage a family run business.… Read More

Carlo G. Marchese

Date of Birth: April 22, 2027
Date of Death: July 24, 1962
Age at Death: 35
State/Province: Illinois /
Mr. Marchese was getting out of his truck to help a motorist when he was struck by a semi-truck and… Read More

Carsie Z. Higginbotham

Date of Birth: November 6, 1940
Date of Death: April 13, 2004
Age at Death: 64
State/Province: Mississippi /
Zabe lost his life on April 13 2005 when he was assaulted during a robbery. He was born on November… Read More

Cecil E. Pugh Jr.

Date of Birth: February 4, 1948
Date of Death: September 17, 2007
Age at Death: 59
State/Province: Arizona /
Mr. Pugh had just finished hooking up to a vehicle to tow at a customer's home and was pulling out… Read More