New Jersey Community Mourns Loss of Police Officer

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GLEN RIDGE,  NJ  –  Glen Ridge is mourning the loss of one of its police officers to the COVID-19 Coronavirus this week. “The Glen Ridge Police Department would like to ask everyone to keep our Officers in their prayers, especially Glen Ridge Police Officer Charles “Rob” Roberts,” the department said. “Officer Roberts is a staple in our community, known for his wonderful smile, and unofficially as Mr. Glen Ridge. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 and as a result his heart stopped this morning. Glen Ridge Officers responded to his aid and began life saving measures along with our Volunteer Ambulance Corps. They were able to successfully transport him to Mountainside Hospital where he is receiving treatment.”

Several other officers have also contracted the virus and are recovering at home. The department said it remains committed to its residents and will continue to provide all essential services to the Borough.

“Please keep Officer Roberts as well as our other officers in your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate all of our residents for thinking of Rob and his family during this difficult time,” the department said. “Please continue to take this pandemic and the virus very seriously as it is continues to effect our community.”

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