Jim Freeman

Jim Freeman

Jim Freeman’s co-authors are Terry Turchie and Donald Max Noel

Jim Freeman served as a Special Agent in the FBI, beginning in 1964 with assignments in Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, and Miami; followed by senior executive assignments in FBI Headquarters, Honolulu, and San Francisco. Freeman was assigned as Special Agent in Charge of the San Francisco Division of the FBI, during 1993—1996, and he was recognized by FBI Director Louis Freeh and United States Attorney General Janet Reno in 1996 to receive the Distinguished Award for Excellence in the Senior Executive Service. Along with numerous high profile investigations, Freeman is best remembered for his strategic command of the multi-agency UNABOM investigation in its final two years, from 1994—1996, that resulted in the identification and arrest of Theodore J. Kaczynski: The Unabomber.

United States Senator Diane Feinstein paid tribute to Freeman’s service during UNABOM as well as the other projects on September 26, 1996, by reading a statement into the Congressional Record in honor of his upcoming retirement from Federal Service:

”In 1995, Mr. Freeman was named as the FBI’s official adviser to the Technology Theft Prevention Foundation, which is comprised of insurance and electronic industry executives with the mission of reducing high-technology crimes through a variety of initiatives...including a computer intrusion squad in San Francisco which investigates serious computer hacking crimes. His other assignments have included the development of the Crimes Against Children Task Force in San Francisco in February 1994, and assuming the leadership of the UNABOM Task Force on April 1, 1994.”

After leading the Polly Klaas kidnapping and murder investigation in 1993 that resulted in the arrest and conviction of Richard Allen Davis, Freeman inaugurated a San Francisco task force to thrust FBI resources and leadership into this critical crime problem.

In October 1996, Freeman tendered his retirement from the FBI and accepted an offer from The Charles Schwab Corporation as Senior Vice President of Global Security.

Jim resides with his wife Alexandra and their seven year-old son, Matthew, in the bayside town of Tiburon, north of San Francisco.

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