Police Officer Jeffrey B. Lindenberg

Police Officer Jeffrey B. Lindenberg

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1976

Jeffrey B. Lindenberg

Police Officer Jeffrey Lindenberg was killed when the helicopter he was training in lost power and crashed while landing.

Officer Lindenberg was flying in a Bell 47-G5 helicopter and was practicing simulated urban high-rise rooftop landings by at an off-site pad on top of a small mountain near the Los Angeles Zoo in the hills above Hollywood. On short final approach, the engine lost power and the helicopter impacted four inches short of the pad. The helicopter rolled 162 feet down the mountain side and exploded. Officer Lindenberg was killed and another officer was seriously injured.

Officer Lindenberg had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and seven-month old daughter.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 14388

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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I still remember that you were one of my favorite partners working AID. We got along better together than most everyone else. I still remember you getting me to try out for observer with you. I went up 3 times over the Hollywood area and had to come down quickly cause I couldn't hold my food without 'ralphing'. I still have those symptoms and can't fly in any aircraft. I'm just about 73 now and will be 'seeing' you soon. Save a place for me. Alan L Edwards

Policeman, retired Alan L Edwards
LAPD/former AID partner

November 23, 2017

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