luis alvarez

Funeral held for 9/11 first responder and activist who died from cancer

Luis Alvarez, a retired NYPD bomb squad detective who dedicated his final years fighting for compensation to individuals with health problems related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was mourned Wednesday as a loving father and brother, a reserved man and tireless activist who will be long remembered for his impassioned plea to Congress weeks before cancer took his life.