LEO who fought for 9/11 compensation funding before death to be honored

By: Ivan Periera, amNewYork

NEW YORK — As friends, family and colleagues prepare to lay Det. Luis Alvarez to rest, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would honor the memory of the NYPD veteran — who succumbed to Ground Zero-related cancer at 53 years old — with a key to the city.

The mayor was fulfilling a request from Alvarez’s fellow 9/11 first responder John Feal, who appeared on CNN’s New Day on Monday to speak about Alvarez after his death on Saturday. He pleaded with the mayor to pay tribute to Alvarez’s life with a key to the city.

Feal, Alvarez and other 9/11 first responders joined Jon Stewart at a congressional hearing last month to appeal for the extension  of the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.

Full story: https://www.policeone.com/police-heroes/articles/484314006-LEO-who-fought-for-9-11-compensation-funding-before-death-to-be-honored/