Son of NJ cop who died of COVID makes poignant request for 12th birthday

The young son of a New Jersey cop who died of COVID-19 asked his mom for only one gift for his 12th birthday Sunday — to get vaccinated.

Glen Ridge widow Alice Roberts revealed that her son made the request to honor his father, Charles, who died May 11, 2020, early on in the pandemic and before vaccines were available.

“My son turns 12 on Sunday. All he has asked for his birthday is a COVID-19 vaccine. You see, his father died of COVID-19 on May 11, 2020, and the pandemic has ruled all of our lives since March of 2020,’’ Alice wrote in a poignant

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