Detective Luis Alvarez, a New York City active police detective who worked at Ground Zero following the Sept 11 attacks and fought for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, died in hospice care on Saturday morning, just weeks after testifying before Congress.
RIP NYPD detective (ret) Luis Alvarez, an activist for 9/11 first responders, who testified before Congress earlier this month.
Jake Tapper: In a statement, his family said, “We told him at the end that he had won this battle by the many lives he had touched by sharing his three year battle. He was at peace with that, surrounded by family. Thank you for giving us this time we have had with him, it was a blessing.”
Peter Haskell: In the final weeks of his life, 53yo retired Det Lou Alvarez fought passionately for people he’d never know. His effort to was about those who’ve yet to receive payments or even become sick. Yet this was his mission. Godspeed and .
“He exemplified the NYPD motto, “Fidelis Ad Mortem” or “Faithful Unto Death.” Detective Lou Alvarez has lost his battle with 9/11-related cancer. An inspiration, a warrior, a friend—we will carry his sword,” Shea tweeted.