Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who championed the VCF, called Alvarez a true American hero and one of the most courageous, honorable and profoundly decent people she had ever known.
“His lifetime of service can never be repaid, but his legacy lives on,” Maloney said. “This July, we fulfilled his dying wish by passing the never Forget the Heroes Act to fully fund and make permanent the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Because of Detective Alvarez and his courage, that fund is available t0every first responder, survivor and family who needs it. It is hard to think of anyone more deserving of this honor.”
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