Former NYPD detective who fought for 9/11 funding dies

A former NYPD detective who was fighting for 9/11 funding died overnight.

The Oceanside man was 53 years old.

After 9/11, Luis Alvarez spent weeks at ground zero. He was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2016. He was one of thousands of first responders who got sick from the toxic dust after the towers collapsed.

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