Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jeffrey Barton Lindenberg

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1976

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Reflections for Police Officer Jeffrey Barton Lindenberg

I was Jeff Lindenbergs patrol partner when we worked Newton Division, LAPD
I knew that he had experience in helicopters from Viet Nam. He wanted to fly for LAPD. I, also wanted to fly. He took me up 3 different times. The problem was that I got really sick in the choppers. One day he was flying with 1 or 2 other choppers in a remote part of LA. Something happened (possibly a huge downdraft and the choppers collided killing Jeff. I cant remember about others being injured or killed. I lost my dear friend in the crash. A still think about him after all these years. Godspeed Jeff. I will join you soon my friend.
Alan L Edwards

Alan L Edwards/P3/LAPD/Shootin/Newton
A close friend and partner of Jeff

June 21, 2021

Love never dies … it is just postponed … until we meet again, all my love!

Lesa Lindenberg Manzo

June 11, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 42nd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 11, 2018

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

I worked with Jeff while he was at ASD, I remember him as an all-around " great guy". He was dedicated, professional and a pleasure to work with. His sudden death was a shock to all of us. After all of these years we still remember his legacy of excellence and service, as an example for us to follow. Jeff you gave your life in pursuit of making the world a better place for us all. RIP

Sgt. Cal Schlozhauer

June 11, 2017

Gone but not forgotten. We talked about his passing this morning we all made a point to fly over his sign. Condolences to his family even after all these years. RIP

Sgt. Derek O'Donnell

June 11, 2017

On this day, June 11, 2016 you've been gone from my life for 40 years ... but not a moment from my heart.

With love,

Lesa, surviving spouse

June 11, 2016

Oakwood Memorial Cemetery, Chatsworth, last weekend. Thank you for your service.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)

December 14, 2015

I remember the last time I saw you walking away from my from door. The next day Tommy McNiven called and said you had been killed in the crash. I couldn't believe it. You, Cerniglia, and Bohannon, all neighbors of mine, were the primary reason I came on the job. I remained on the job for almost 38 years although only 6 with L.A.P.D. I moved on to Colorado and was Chief of Police for the last 16 years of my career. I often think about you and wonder how Lesa and your baby daughter are doing. Thanks my friend for inspiring me to apply for the best job in the world. God bless and rest in peace.

J.D. Hays, Chief (Ret)
Steamboat Springs Police Dept., Colorado

September 30, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Thinking of you on this day; missing you in my life every single day...


June 11, 2015

I didn't know you well at all but you have been in my thoughts for almost 39 years. For the first ten years or so I thought of you every day and was so sad for your death, it broke my heart. have brought you flowers and spent time with you since the accident. I have never forgotten you and what your friendship meant to my husband.

I wish you could have lived to see how beautiful your daughter has become and to enjoy your two grandsons. You would have been so proud of them. You have never been forgotten by me.

Kathy Corbin

April 11, 2015

I worked with Jeffrey in Accident Investigation for about a year. He had told me he was a helicopter pilot at one one time and he was to work the air wing of LAPD and wanted me to be his observer. I went up a couple of times and got so airsick both times I told him I couldn't do it anymore. In 1976 I heard about the crash he was in and couldn't believe it. After going to the funeral I reflected on how mcuh of a great person and cop he was. I still remember him and will always remember him as one of my best partners I ever had. Godspeed to his family always.

Policeman 3, Alan L Edwards
LAPD #15443

February 6, 2015

My Jeffrey ... there is now a new memorial sign for you in a place that has the most spectacular of views - like when you were flying !

It stands way up high and now we can look UP to see your name to remember you with our love.

I miss you with all my heart,

Lesa Lindenberg Manzo
Surviving spouse

June 23, 2014

Sir, we put up a memorial sign for you at the location of your crash. I went up there with you wife, who is an amazing woman, she picked out the location of the sign and it's pointing to the landing pad at the top of Mt.Bell. Your wife and I hiked up to the helipad and ASD did a nice fly-by for her. You will never be forgotten sir.

Officer Bradley Nielson #36445
Los Angeles Police Department

June 16, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 11, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and ppride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Lindenberg. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Hey Jeff It has been many long years since we were partners working patrol and just enjoying each other's company. Since coming back from Viet Nam, the helicopter always reminded me of both the fear and the happiness of hearing those engines roar. I mentioned to you that I had always wanted to fly over LA at night to look the city over in a climate that wasn't as ugly as the daylight hours. One night you called me and asked if I wanted to take that night time flight over LA. I jumped at the chance, and still don't know how you managed to convinced the Brass to let me come aboard.

We had a great time and the city and surrounding arears were truly spectacular. We BS'd during the flight and I didn't realize that you were going to make that wonderful flight into a true life time memory. During this time you never missed a call or other duty that you might have had to accomplish. At that time the Occidental building was the tallest building in LA. It also had one of the few landing area's on top of their roof. You were an obserserver(I Think) during this flight and you convinced me to get out of the airship and go over to the buildings edge and look down to get a true idea of how high we were. 26??? floors if my memory holds.

I always wore a short sleeve shirt due to an allergy to wool. So I got out and it was what we called ZERO DARK THIRITY
(around midnight or so, again as I think back.) As soon as I cleared the rotar danger area. the ship lifted off and left me stranded on the cold dark roof for over an hour. The outer door to the building roof was locked, so I was out of luck. You did fly over several times and hit me with the light. and waved. Now I have another thought when I hear the roar of a airship passing overhead. Man!! What a great memory and what a long story.

I still have that chill in my bones , even now. Nothing but good thoughts Jeff. Thanks for the ride, thanks for the good memory, thank you for the type of Man and Officer you were. ( You kept watch while the Angels slept) but most of all, Jeff, thanks for your friendship. Your memory and your honor will never fade in my mind. Retired now, after 40 years, but I still remember you and value your friendship and your sacrifice.

May your name be eternal. Semper Fidelis John

Retired Detective
Los Angeles Police Department

August 11, 2011

To The family of Officer Lindenberg:
I wanted to offer my sympathies on your tragic line of duty death. the bravery and dedication you displayed will not be forgotten. Rest in peace Officer Lindenberg and Olav Hashalom.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 17, 2011

Officer Lindenberg - Likely, I have passed by the site of your death dozens of times. I would always cruise Mt. Lee, above the Hollywood sign, to acquaint my trainees with the Monitor in the bunker. Thanks for your service to the people of Los Angeles. You, Sir, are now on eternal patrol.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 15, 2010

You are not forgotten

Deputy W. Corey Johnson
Putnam County, FL

January 16, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 1, 2007


John Miller says he finally forgives You for leaving him up on top of the Oppenheimer Building for over an hour, after dropping him off in Your helicopter. Now that is hilarious ! You may have left us, but Your memory lives on.......

Maj M. B. Parlor

June 14, 2007

We are the LAPD ! We do not leave any Men or Women behind, and we do not forget any LAPD Brother or Sister, who may have fallen in the line – of – duty.

Last month, while attending the LAPMF Celebrity Golf Tournament, I bought several new Air Support Division (ASD) tee shirts, as I have done for many years. I give them to only those who are within my family or those within the civilian community, who are truly special to me.

Your crash occured before I came to the West Coast. Fifteen years later, almost to the day (06/13/1991) CHAMPE and HOWE died in a helicopter crash. I buy the tee shirts from my a former probationary officer partner. In 1991, he was on patrol, and ran into the crash in his attempts to help save CHAMPE and HOWE. Today, he is assigned to ASD.

On Friday, I will wear one of those ASD tee shirts, as I go to a local honky tonk to have a drink in the memory of all who have died while serving in ASD.

ASD has save my bum on more than one occasion and on the anniversary(sic) of that fateful day Sir, I salute You!

Maj M. B. Parlor

June 11, 2007

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