Retired New York Police Department detective and 9/11 responder Luis Alvarez (L) and former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart are sworn in before testifying during a House Judiciary Committee. Photo: AFP

‘An inspiration, a warrior, a friend’: New York City detective who fought for 9/11 compensation funding dies

  • Luis Alvarez, a leader in the fight for victim’s compensation, died from cancer aged 53 on Saturday
  • Alvarez appeared with former Daily Show host Jon Stewart to plead with Congress to extend the compensation fund
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Retired New York Police Department detective and 9/11 responder Luis Alvarez (L) and former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart are sworn in before testifying during a House Judiciary Committee. Photo: AFP
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