9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez, dies at 53

9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez, who fought for victims’ compensation, dies at 53

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  • A silent tribute to Luis and strength to his family
  • A former New York Police Department detective who last month pleaded alongside comedian John Stewart in Congress for health insurance for 9/11 responders died Saturday. He was 53.

    Luis Alvarez, who joined the NYPD in 1990 and became a top champion of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund year, had entered a hospice center a week after his appearance with Stewart.

    “It is with peace and comfort, that the Alvarez family announce that Luis (Lou) Alvarez, our warrior, has gone home to our Good Lord in heaven today,” the family wrote in a statement on Facebook. “Please remember his words, ‘Please take care of yourselves and each other.'”

  • The family added: “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!”

Thank you Luis for your services.


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