Recently Fallen

Detective Luis Alvarez

New York City Police Department
End of Watch: June 29, 2019

Detective Luis Alvarez succumbed to a cancer-related illness stemming from his rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Detective Alvarez is the second law enforcement officer fatality from the state of New York in 2019.


Commissioner James P. O’Neill
New York City Police Department
1 Police Plaza, Rm 1208
New York, NY 10038

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10 Replies to “Recently Fallen

  1. Heartfelt Sympathy to Detective Alvarez’s Family, and Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Your Devotion, Dedication, and Sacrifices to keep all of us Safe will always be remembered and appreciated. Rest in God’s arms, now, Detective Alvarez. You will ALWAYS be our Hero.

  2. Prayers being offered for Detective Luis Alvarez, his family, and the members of the New York City Police Department. May St. Michael escort you to Heaven, Detective Alvarez.

  3. Thank you for your service Sir & being a huge impact with Jon Stewart representing all of your fellow brothers & sisters. Peace be with you Sir.

  4. As a member of the Law Enforcement community , My heart and prayers go out to the Alvarez family. I am truly sorry for your loss, I have fought Cancer and I know the pain and suffering from it and How this devil made disease remains today & I pray the Lord comforts all those families losing loved ones. Rest in Peace Detective

  5. My heart goes out to the Family and the Blue NYC Family that Detective Alvarez belongs to.
    When some people say we should forget what happened on 9/11 this senseless death of Detective Luis Alvarez is another example that those people are wrong. 9/11 is still with us. Due to the brave men and women who were first responders that day others lived.
    Thank you for your Service Sir.

  6. My most heartfelt condolences go out to detective Alvarez his family ,and all of his fellow officers for his great sacrifice a true hero from ground zero and all his fellows officers who put their lives on the line daily to protect and serve their community may St Michael guide his soul before God Almighty and may his soul be entered into the kingdom of God forevermore RIP thank you for your service .

  7. Thank you Detective Alvarez for your service and for your recovery efforts on 911. You are a true American hero! God bless you family during this loss.

  8. A true hero and warrior! Your efforts and sacrifices will not be forgotten. May you have eternal rest at the right hand of the Lord. You are in our hearts always. Fideles Ad Mortem, Brother in Blue🙏😢

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