Luis Alvarez, the former detective of the NYPD New York Police Department and the first to reach the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, dies at 53. This sad event occurred just two weeks after he appeared before the United States Congress to ask congressmen for greater compensation for those who responded to help WTC victims and who had become ill after that time. Luis Alvarez, 53, had complications of cancer, that was diagnosed three years ago, his family announced.
Alvarez’s diagnosis was linked to doctors with the three months spent between the twin towers ruins for the search for survivors and remnants. Two weeks ago, accompanied by comedian Jon Stewart, Alvarez, who has three children, presented himself before a US Congress committee to demand an increase in the aid fund for the victims of the September 11 . “I should not be here with you, but you forced me to come. You made me come here the day before my 69th chemotherapy session and I’ll make sure you never forget to take care of those who intervened on September 11, “Alvarez told them committee members. At the end of his statements, the whole room burst into applause, and many of the people there began to cry. At the end of the committee hearing, Alvarez told journalists that he had “come to terms” with the idea of dying from the illness he suffered from.