Tow Truck Driver Hit Dies of Injuries (CA) "Tow Trucks Requested for Service"
08/21/2013 11:44 AM
I.T.R.H.F.M. Board of Directors
Supporter Since 2005
Northern California Tow411 State Rep
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California Tow Truck Association Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 The following is a message on behalf of the Owners and Staff at B&J Towing and Capitol City Automotive:
Christopher Gladden January 10, 1989- August 15, 2013
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Business Partners:
It is with heart felt sadness that we bring the sad news of Christopher
Gladden's passing. On 7/28/13 Chris sustained major injuries while
performing his duty on SR 16 outside of Woodland CA while loading a
disabled vehicle onto his wheel lift tow truck. Chris's long and
courageous fight lasted 18 days before he passed quietly in the presence
of his family.
Chris was a dedicated Towman and was a
professional when it came to applying his craft. It comes as no
surprise to us that he located the customers of the disabled vehicle to
safety as a first act at the scene. Chris loved meeting people and
solving their roadside problems. To Chris they were never just a
stranded motorist; each motorist was viewed as his own family member in
need of help along the road. Chris was quick with a smile and always
wanted to see the best in others, as a result, others usually left him
with a smile as well.
Chris leaves behind two parents, a
sister, a girl friend and a towing family at Capitol City and B&J.
We find his absence devastating as we grieve his loss and are leaning on
each other through this tragedy. We have been overwhelmed and touched
by all of the emails and phone calls relaying your sympathies, prayers
and thoughts. Thank you so much for reaching out to us, it made all the
difference in the world for our staff and the family.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday August 24 at 10:00 AM at: Saint Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church 9165 Peets Street Elk Grove , CA.
The Family has requested a static display of tow trucks to line the
streets in front of the church to honor Chris. Any companies that would
like to participate are encouraged to do so and we only ask that you
RSVP to [email protected] prior to Friday and that you arrive by
9:00A.M. the morning of the services so that we may position trucks.
The Owners and Staff of B&J Towing and Capitol City Automotive