Sergeant Charles E. "Rob" Roberts, III

Sergeant Charles E. "Rob" Roberts, III

Glen Ridge Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, May 11, 2020

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Charles E. "Rob" Roberts, III

Sergeant Rob Roberts died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak with the city government building and police headquarters.

Sergeant Roberts had served with the Glen Ridge Police Department for 20 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 69

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 21, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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