To honor our fallen and bring awareness to the public, that Tow Operators are first responders too.
This page was formed by members and advocates of the towing and transport/recovery industry. The Goal of this page is to honor our fallen brothers and sisters of the hook, it is not just national it is worldwide. we also strive to bring awarness of the almost forgotten Slow Down/ Move Over Law. Each year an average of 60 tow operators are killed while in the line of duty. Anyone wishing to honor a fallen tow operator please send all the info to the page via message and we will post it for you or you can post it also. there is a team of dedicated admins here to maintain this page, we would like to thank-you for liking the page and showing your continued support as we try to educate the public of the almost forgotten SDMO law. Email your questions or comments to: [email protected]
Mission: To bring awareness to the public about the Slow Down or Move Over Law. To Honor Fallen tow Operators and ALL First responders that are killed in the line of duty.
Emergency Responder Safety Institute
(MO)(LODD) NEAR SPRINGFIELD - Tow Operator struck, killed on U.S. 65 north of Springfield
A tow operator was struck and killed Friday night on U.S. Highway 65.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it happened a few miles north of Springfield near Bluegrass Road around 9 p.m.
The victim was identified as Timothy J. Williams, 55, of Springfield. Friends and co-workers say Williams was an employee of Affordable Towing.
According to the Highway Patrol, a driver, identified as 27-year-old Christopher Rice, traveled off the roadway and reportedly struck Williams while he was standing next to another vehicle.
#ResponderSafety #TowOp #WatchYourBack #HeadOnaSwivel #DontHitTheTowOp #MoveOver
News of a Operator Down Yesterday in Hawaii on the H2.
A tow truck driver died after he and another man were struck early this morning on the shoulder of the H-2 freeway by a suspected drunk driver.
Here is a list of the 2019 LODD tow operators. We did not compile this list.
We would like to thank John Gladmon for keeping this list and giving everyone the ability to share it.
Please of there is any missing names leave them in the comments.
Ok...so as many of you know, I kept a list of the Tow Operator/Service Tech Line of Duty Deaths in 2019. This is LODD's from ALL causes:
2019 Tow Operators/Service Techs (US & Others) Line of Duty Deaths.....68
1. Pat Cisneros - Albuquerque, NM 1/2,
2. Keith Holt - Dallas, TX 1/4,
3. Bill Hettmann - Green Bay, WI 1/11,
4. Benny Sprinkle - State Road, NC 1/20,
5. Christopher Cannela - Winter Springs, FL 1/29,
6. Jamerson Alexander - Hampton, VA 2/7,
7. Talbot 2/10,
8. Eldridge 2/10,
9. Gary DuBose - Galveston, TX 2/23,
10. James Morris - Benicia, CA 2/26,
11. Unknown (Mexico) 3/2,
12. Dennison 3/5,
13. Taulbee 3/10,
14. Langner (South Africa) 3/19,
15. Shalvinesh Sharma - Sacramento, CA 3/26
16. Roselyn Sharma - Sacramento, CA 3/26,
17. Ronnie Davis - Dallas, TX 3/27
18. Colin Schaefer - Lake Winola, PA 3/29,
19. Yatim (Malaysia) 4/7,
20. Kit (Malaysia) 4/7,
21. Kevin Raasch - Lawrence, KS 4/7
22. Tommy McKee - Courtland, MS 4/23,
23. Michael Buffington - Richland, MS 4/25,
24. Morris Welch Jr. - Empire, AL 4/30
25. Dominic Cook - Dallas, TX 4/6
26. Jason Throne - Fremont, IN 5/2
27. Clinton Simmons - Lebanon, IN 5/8
28. Unknown - East London, South.
29. Erwin Geremillo - Castaic, CA 5/31
30. Joe Milley - Vancouver, BC 6/9
31. Richard Struble - Tuscon, AZ 6/10
32. Donald Eastman - Franklin, NH 6/19
33. John Pekipaki - South Bay, CA 6/18
34. Daniel Semanko - Riviera, TX 6/27
35. Stuart Johnson Jr. - Baltimore, MD 6/30
36. Andrew McConnico - Coleyville, TX 7/8
37. Romeo Marquez - Panorama City, CA 7/11
38. Terrell Pack - Stephenville, TX 7/25
39. Steve Tasker - Baltimore, MD 7/28
40. Lloyd Moore, Jr. - Tallulah, LA 8/2
41. Unknown - Woodstock, N.B. 8/8
42. Richard Todd Wilson - Millbrook, AL 8/22
43. Scott Pimental - Cookeville, TN 8/23
44. Ryan Rattan - San Fernando, CA 9/2
45. Patric Barrio - Lubbock, TX 9/3
46. Michael Lindsey - Nashville, TN 10/3
47. Tarreak Butler - College Park, MD 10/6
48. Jesse Martinez-Acosta - Riverside, CA 10/7
49. Jeff Underwood - Byron, GA 10/10
50. Mario Lopez - Otay Mesa, CA 10/18
51. Thavendren Naicker - Durban, South Africa 10/21
52. Michael Morgeson - Fort Worth, TX 10/22
53. Augustin Martinez - Houston, TX 10/23
54. Jimmy (Jae's Towing) - Heath, OH 11/1
55. David Reinerio Pineda Alvarez - Washington DC, 11/6
56. Todd Burgess - Oshawa, Can. 11/7
57. Casey Marston - Woodland, CA 11/12
58. Jesus Hernandez - Santa Rosa, CA 11/15
59. Keith Kierstead - Pinellas Park, FL 11/23
60. Tommy Melton - Memphis, TN 11/23
61. Carlos Marin - Orlando, FL 11/29
62. Anthony Edgehill - Brooklyn, NY 12/2
63. Zach Johnson - Sanger, TX 12/2
64. Joshua Henao - Irving, TX 12/10
65. Paul Dakan - Denver, CO 12/15
66. Pat Herring - Somerset, PA 12/19
67. Ralph Walker - Newport News, VA 12/23
68. Larry Kizer - Louisville, KY 12/31
Operator from Chicago was struck and killed last night. Please keep his family and co workers in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
A tow truck driver who was struck and killed on the Eisenhower Expressway in west suburban Maywood Wednesday morning has been identified.
Rest in Peace, we will take it from here.
An NYPD tow-truck driver died Monday night after he suffered a heart attack while behind the wheel and crashed into a tree in Brooklyn.
I would like to take a minute to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of our supporters. Please enjoy the holiday with the ones you love and also take a minute to say a thank you to the many First Responders and Military members that are not able to be with their families today.
If your out on the roads today, be safe and watch your 6.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone,
TOMP Admin Team.
'Nobody stopped': Tow truck driver injured and left in hit and run near Highway 400
A tow truck driver is recovering at home after terrifying moments on the job Tuesday afternoon.
Tow truck driver killed in crash near Woodland, CHP says
A tow truck driver died in a collision with an SUV Tuesday afternoon on Highway 16, west of Woodland. Speed, drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors, and no arrests have been made, according to the CHP.
Sad news from up north ...
Tow truck driver is dead after being struck while pulling a vehicle out of the ditch.#SlowDownMoveOver
More info on the towing insurance scam investigation out of Mobile Alabama. Company owners arrested and 4 wreckers seized during warrant service at SOS towing.
Mobile Police have arrested two owners of SOS Towing on insurance fraud charges
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In response to the 18th anniversary of September 11 2001. Our page will go dark tomorrow in honor of all those who lost their lives on that tragic day.
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California Tow Truck Association
TX: "A tow truck, and a passenger car collided Tuesday evening. Police said the driver of the tow truck, Patric Barrio, 26, died at the scene."
Avalon Towing and Recovery, LLC
Please pray for our driver Pat Harig hit while loading a car at 3:30 am this morning. The truck went up the bed striking the loaded car and off the side striking our driver. This is why the Move Over Law is so important. Hwy 109 MP 12 @ Hoquiam, Washington
California Highway Patrol
On August 12, 2019, Officer Andre Moye Jr., ID 21641, was conducting a traffic stop in Riverside when he was shot by the driver of the vehicle. Two other CHP officers, responding to the scene were struck by gunfire during the shootout. All three officers were transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Sadly, Officer Moye succumbed to his injuries. Officer Moye had been serving the community of Riverside since graduating from the CHP Academy in March 2017. Officer Moye is survived by his wife, Sara; parents, sisters, and brothers.
Please keep Officer Moye's family, friends, and the entire CHP family in your thoughts and prayers as we all mourn the loss of this great officer.
Bracco's Towing and Transport Inc.
🚨ATTENTION🚨 when you are driving near an accident scene, MOVE OVER AND SLOW DOWN, for emergency responders. Earlier today, as our men were recovering a vehicle, a driver side swept and hit our Rotator. Prior to that, motorists were swerving as they were onlooking. As you can see. This puts our men, officers, and motorists in danger. MOVE OVER AND SLOW DOWN! Everyone wants to go home safely. #SDMO #moveover #towlife #towlivesmatter #thinwhiteline #thinblueline #roadside #highways #accident #drivesafely @towtimes @americantowman @c_t_t_a @tow.lives.matter
National Tow List
" Daniel Schaffer, a 21-year-old Bradenton man, was standing behind the tow truck as a Dodge Ram made an approach in the northbound lanes of I-75. The driver of the Ram, a 27-year-old Jacksonville woman, lost control and crashed into Schaffer and the tow truck, the FHP reports.
The crash happened just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
Troopers said the crash caused the Ram, the tow truck and a Jeep it was carrying to catch fire.
The tow truck operator, a 29-year-old Dover, Fla., man, was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. "
We pray for a positive outcome and full recovery
BREAKING NEWS: A CHP officer was struck by a vehicle on the 10 Freeway in San Bernardino, leading to a shutdown of all lanes in the westbound direction.
Out of Ohio.
No information at this time other than Op was transported to the local Trauma Center. If anyone has information or updates on this. Please message the page and we will update this post.
Great work by B-shift and Broadview Heights Police Department on a roll over MVA this morning on I-77NB at Lacey Ln. The victim was quickly extricated and taken to a local trauma center.
California Tow Truck Association
“The tow truck driver drove up to the wreck, pulled up behind it, got out and ran toward the semis.”
Honoring the 21 tow truck operators who were killed in the line of duty this year. Godspeed brothers & God be with your families. You are not forgotten.
Prayers for this operator and his family.......
Riviera man killed in accident
A 24-year-old man was killed Thursday afternoon in an accident in the parking lot of the Love's Truck Stop in Kingsville.
According to a press release from the Kingsville Police Department, officers were called to the scene of an accident in the parking lot of the truck stop, located in the 1400 block of N. U.S. Hwy. 77, shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Upon arrival, officers learned that a Kingsville wrecker service was loading a 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck when a cable broke and the truck rolled down the ramp of the wrecker.
The wrecker employee, identified as Daniel Semanko, 24, of Riviera, attempted to stop the truck from rolling but was injured as he was pinned between the truck and an 18-wheeler in the parking lot.
Emergency personnel from the Kingsville Fire Department transported the man to Christus Spohn Hospital-Kleberg, where was pronounced dead an hour later.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Tow Times Magazine
Tow op down – John Pekipaki, 31, of California was stabbed to death on a rural road and found close to another homicide victim. "He was a regular guy just trying to make a life out here." Specialty Towing California Tow Truck Association http://ow.ly/83QH50uIUa9
Rest in Peace
Condolences to all of Sacramento PD and her family.
It is with a broken heart that we have to share with all of you that earlier today we lost one of our own. While on a call for service in North Sacramento, Officer Tara O’Sullivan was shot and killed. She gave her young life while protecting our community.
We are devastated tonight. There are no words to convey the depth of the sadness we feel, or how heartbroken we are for the family of our young, brave officer. The men and women of our police department will continue to do our jobs to protect our community, and we will draw strength from the courage of Tara.
Our hearts are with Tara’s family, whose pain can hardly be imagined. Please hold her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Colorado State Patrol
ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO – A Trooper with the Colorado State Patrol was struck by a vehicle and killed in the line of duty on Friday, June 14.
At approximately 9:40 PM, Trooper William Moden, 37, was working on a crash scene on eastbound Interstate 70 near mile post 234. While investigating the crash outside of his patrol vehicle, Trooper Moden was struck by another vehicle. Immediately after Trooper Moden was struck by the vehicle, another Trooper that was on scene began to render aid.
Trooper Moden was transported by helicopter to the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver. Despite the best efforts of all the medical personnel and first responders, Trooper Moden was pronounced deceased after arriving at the hospital.
“Trooper Moden had a big heart and he loved his family and loved being a State Trooper. All he wanted to do was make a difference.” Said Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol
The details of the crash remain under investigation. Trooper Moden was a 12 year veteran of the Colorado State Patrol.
National Tow List
His name has been released :'(
" A tow truck driver fatally struck by a big rig on the 5 Freeway in the Castaic area was a resident of that area, the coroner’s office said Monday.
Erwin Geremillo was 47 years old, the coroner’s office said. The AAA driver was hit about 8:15 p.m. Friday on the southbound side of the freeway near Vista del Lago, the California Highway Patrol said. "
Shared from KTLA 5.
Updates on the tow operator killed in Southern California this evening.
Name of driver and company are still being withheld at this time.
The inital description of the suspect vehicle was not accurate and has since been updated to reflect the proper description. A statewide SIG alert has been issued with the update.
Please keep this operators family and co workers in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
We will continue to update as information is released and available to media outlets.
A big rig driver fled the scene after striking and killing a tow truck driver who was working alongside the 5 Freeway near Castaic on Friday evening, officials said. The crash took place about 8:15 p.m. on the southbound side of the freeway, north of Templin Highway, according to California Highway....
This is the only information I have at the time ... will post updates ASAP. Our prayers go out to this operator and hope for a positive outcome.
Repairman killed in I-74 crash
A repairman working to fix a broken down truck was struck and killed on Interstate 74 Wednesday afternoon.
Rest easy, we will take it from here
According to the National Tow List, records are showing this to be the 26th Tow Op LODD for 2019.
*( Thank you to the NTL staff for keeping an accurate count of our fallen brother and sisters. We appreciate all you do, and understand it is not an easy task)*
A tow truck driver died in a crash on Interstate 35E in Dallas Monday morning.
Mechanic killed fixing vehicle along Alabama interstate; colleagues call for drivers to move over
There are renewed calls for drivers to "move over" for roadside mechanics and first responders after a man was hit-and-killed fixing a vehicle this week in Marion County.
Tow trucks from around the state band together to honor driver killed
Tow truck drivers from around the state band together Saturday to honor a young driver who was killed in an accident earlier this week.
MS Towing & Recovery Professionals Association
We would like to thank everyone who came out today to support the family of Michael Buffington. The family was really appreciative of all the services who brought equipment and also Bikes out today.We had a great turnout. There was approximately a 100 trucks there to show there respect.RIP Michael we will carry the chains from here.
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