Luis Alvarez Way

Luis Alvarez (1965-2019) was a retired NYPD bomb squad detective who died from complications of cancer linked to 9/11-related illness. He worked with other first responders during the search and rescue operation at Ground Zero. He also worked tirelessly for an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Shortly before his death, Alvarez, alongside television host Jon Stewart, testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee in Washington to replenish the fund.


Emily Shapiro, "Luis Alvarez, 9/11 responder and advocate, mourned by family, NYPD at emotional funeral," ABC News, July 3, 2019,

Sam Roberts, "Luis Alvarez, Champion of 9/11 Responders, Dies at 53," The New York Times, June 29, 2019,

“46714337,” OpenStreetMap, accessed December 7, 2023,