Glen Ridge Police Officer Charles “Rob” Roberts is battling COVID-19 and fellow officers had to step in and save his life Tuesday morning when his heart stopped, according to Glen Ridge Police Department.
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. 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 remains committed to our 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.
Please continue to take this pandemic and the virus very seriously as it is continues to effect our community.
As of Tuesday morning, Glen Ridge has 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19; five people have died due to complications from the virus.