Mourners pack Queens church to honor 9/11 first responder Det. Luis Alvarez, a Ground Zero hero killed by cancer

In the final hours of his shortened life, heroic 9/11 first responder Det. Luis Alvarez was in hospice care when he spoke of the colleagues poisoned alongside him in the toxins of Ground Zero.

β€œHe was agitated,” his sister Aida Lugo recalled in her Wednesday eulogy for Alvarez. “He told me he had been walking, and walking, and walking. … The nurse asked him where he was walking, and my brother responded, β€˜I was walking to find the first responders to make sure they got help.’

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