Funeral held for 9/11 first responder who died of cancer

Posted at 11:00 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 01:00:01-04

There was a remarkable funeral in New York for a man who became a symbol for ailing 9/11 first responders.

Detective Luis Alvarez fought until his final days to secure federal funding for victims of the terror attack.

He gained notoriety for appearing next to comedian Jon Stewart at a congressional hearing urging Congress to approve funding for 9/11 first responders with related health problems.

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