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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 lived that crash

I lived that crash
I was only five
My father was the other pilot
The one who was left alive

The police car showed
I stood on the curb
Knowing things weren’t right
Old enough to be disturbed

A man in Blue yelled for mom
I only stood and stared
The neighbor took us
And told mom she cared

The car drove away
Something happened to dad
As the man and my mom left
I could tell she was sad

Hours had gone by
And still no word
The only thing I could remember
Was mom’s cry I heard

I was told to look into a window
There I saw a my dad
I was too scared to look
And that made him sad

He wanted to, at the least
To kiss, hug, and hold me
I did not recognize him
As badly as I wanted to see

That’s not my dad I said
Yes it is mom reassured
This is not even a man
You must be absurd

Go touch his had
That man is you father
Go and see him
It will be no bother

I walked to him
He said I love you son
As I grabbed his hand
He said I am your father, I am the one

Time has passed
And I still have my dad
Knowing things will never be the same
Still makes me sad

Then I think of what could have been
My father still a cop
The accident wasn’t up to him
His life planned out by the Man on top

An outstanding person in all
With the memories left in ash
I was there on that day
I lived that crash

By: Steve Corbin
My Father Ron Corbin

Steve Corbin
Son of Ron Corbin

April 21, 2006

This is the first I knew about this site and maybe late, but I've wanted very much to leave a message for Jeff's family and anyone else reading his reflections.
Jeff and I were academy classmates (08-11-68). Jeff was a guy you could always count on when the things got tough. He always had something to say that would make you laugh or make the situation a little less stressful. I didn't get a chance to work with Jeff after our graduation, not as lucky as those who did. I'll always remember Jeff as one of the good guys, one that I wanted on my team. It's been years now, I'm retired as Jeff would have been. I know Jeff is in a better place and maybe it was him that helped me make it through my 26 years. God Bless him and his family. Sorry I am so late with this.

Detective David Alfred (Ret)
Los Angeles Police Department

December 28, 2005

Jeff & I worked as patrol partners at Newton Street Division & we were together the last week before he transferred to Air Support. He couldn't wait to get out of that car & fly in a helicopter. His passing was a shock to everyone at Newton Street. Hang in there Jeff....from an old partner.

Det Jimmy Trahin (Ret)

November 24, 2005

I read about your story in a book I had just bought. In it your partner talks of wanting to speak to your wife and how she respectfully declined. It must be hard for her not to have had you around still after all these years. I am sure you are looking down on her and your daughter and are just as proud of them now as you were then. I'm sure you are looking down on your former partner and feeling the same. He spoke very highly of you and I can tell you were one fine Officer.

"Police Officers are part of a brotherhood that others will never know"

Ofc. Culver, RJ #138
Holly Hill Police Dept.
Volusia County, FL

Ofc. Culver, RJ #138
Holly Hill Police Dept.

April 2, 2005

Rest in Peace

Dep. Eric Thoresen
Marion County Sheriffs Office

February 4, 2004

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