It is with great sadness that South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) shares news of the death of Engineer Michael Freeman. Engineer Freeman passed away peacefully in his home at today, July 16, 2017, after complications from cancer. Mike started his career in 1974 with the Cherry Hills Fire Department and his many honors include being SMFR’s most senior active member, holding badge number 74-1. SMFR is recognizing Engineer Freeman’s passing as an Active Member Line of Duty Death. Flags will be lowered to half-staff at all SMFR facilities and badges worn by SMFR personnel will be shrouded. Details of Engineer Freeman’s memorial service will be shared as soon as possible. SMFR expresses our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Freeman family during this difficult time.
South Metro will be honoring Mike Freeman line of duty death with a memorial service and celebration of life on Friday, July 21st at 11 a.m. at Denver First Church (Church of the Nazarene), 3800 E Hampden Ave, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113. Following the memorial service, the family has asked that a procession of South Metro Fire Rescue units, external fire/law enforcement agencies, as well as friends and family proceed towards Chapel Hill Cemetery, with the larger procession ending at Arapahoe Rd. and Colorado Blvd. In the meantime, please keep the family in your prayers as we mourn the loss of a wonderful man and one of our brothers.
Location of Funeral: Denver First Church
Funeral Address: 3800 E Hampden ave
Funeral City: Cherry Hills
Zip/Postal Code: 80113