Wall of the Fallen Policies

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for inclusion on The Wall of the Fallen Memorial from the ITRHFM, the deceased
must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Deceased must have been working as an operator or employee in any capacity with a motor
    vehicle towing company at the time of the event causing death.
  • Deceased must have been working as an operator or employee in any capacity with a motor
    vehicle repossession company at the time of the event causing death.
  • Deceased must have been working as an operator or employee in any capacity with a motor
    vehicle road service company engaged to work in the same capacity as the towing industry
    at the time of the event causing death.

Further, the deceased must have been on-duty or performing work directly associated with his/her
position at the time of the event.

Qualifying Circumstances:

  • Death that occurs during the act of loading and unloading a motor vehicle, equipment, material,
    animal, or non-motor vehicle to be towed or moved on site;
  • Death that occurs during the act of transporting a motor vehicle, equipment, material, animal,
    or non-motor vehicle due to the negligence of another person (i.e.) accident as a result of other
    persons driving under the influence, careless driving, road rage, etc.);
  • Death that occurs during the commission of recovery efforts of a motor vehicle, equipment,
    material, animal, or non-motor vehicle. Recoveries include, but are not limited to: mountain
    recoveries, body of water recoveries, culverts, fields, mud, etc.;
  • Death that occurs while driving en-route to or from the scene of a call (i.e. accident as a result
    of another person’s driving under the influence, careless driving, road rage, etc.);
  • Death that occurs while performing service calls (i.e. tire change, unlock, jump start, etc.)
  • Homicide that occurs at the hand of a customer, robber, or passerby while engaged in a call;
    Homicide that occurs at the hand of a customer, robber, or passerby while at the home office;
  • Death that occurs while working in a company office, or at another company operated location,
    during the performance of work related duties;
  • Death that occurs as a result of Infectious Disease that can be proven to have been contracted
    during performing duties;
  • Death that occurs during recovery or cleanup efforts of natural disasters;
  • Death that occurs days, months or years after disablement or serious injury that was directly
    caused by performing duties while on the job (death must be proven to be a direct result of
    those injuries or disablement).

Excluded Circumstances:

  • Death that is a direct result of gross negligence on the part of the Tow Operator or employee
    including but not limited to: driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, negligent driving,
    road rage, in the commission of a felony crime, etc.; Suicide; Homicide; deaths that are not job
    related, including, but not limited to, domestic homicide, home robbery, etc.; Deaths related to personal health issues and/or natural causes.

Revised – June 28, 2016