Crowds bid solemn farewell to retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez

Retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez of Oceanside, who became an outspoken advocate for 9/11 first responders suffering health ailments from their time working at Ground Zero, was remembered at Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria, Queens by family, politicians and law enforcement officials Wednesday as an American hero "who always worked on the brave side of the line." (Credit: Newsday / Yeong-Ung Yang; News 12 Long Island)

Retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez of Oceanside, who became an outspoken advocate for 9/11 first responders suffering health ailments from their time working at Ground Zero, was remembered at Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria, Queens by family, politicians and law enforcement officials Wednesday as an American hero “who always worked on the brave side of the line.”
(Credit: Newsday / Yeong-Ung Yang; News 12 Long Island)

Retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez of Oceanside, who became an outspoken advocate for 9/11 first responders suffering health ailments from their time working at Ground Zero, was remembered at Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria, Queens by family, politicians and law enforcement officials Wednesday as an American hero

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