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Passing of retired Captain Mike Freeberg

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael J. Freeberg, retired Police Captain, devoted husband, Assistant Scoutmaster, Navy veteran, unapologetic practical joker, mentor to a generation of MVPD’s best and brightest, Kiwanian, and faithful friend. 

Mike passed away on January 21, 2023 after a long illness.

Mike gravitated towards law enforcement later in life than most, first serving as a reserve officer in Palo Alto, then briefly as a campus police officer at the Foothill DeAnza College Police Department. At Mountain View, his life experience and eagerness to take on any assignment quickly propelled him into the Detective Bureau, where he worked on several high-profile cases and made many lifelong friends. Other promotions followed at regular intervals as Mike continued to distinguish himself at every level. He was a true man of integrity, and he believed in justice for victims above all else.

After Mike retired in 2007, he enjoyed serving in the Kiwanis Club, traveling the country with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren. 

To say we will miss him dearly is an understatement. Please join us in sending our condolences to the Freeberg family.