Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Luis Gustavo Alvarez

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Reflections for Detective Luis Gustavo Alvarez

Rest easy my brother...NYC is a mess right did so much for your country and for this great city...I am sorry you left so young ...I am from Astoria born and still live here and I ran into a bunch of friends that we both have in common and they spoke so highly of you old partner Figgy sent me a pic of the last time both of you spoke after your chemo treatments..your funeral was Grand as it should be ...keep the Gates Of Heaven Secure until we meet again ...God Bless You Fidelis ad Mortem

Detective Frank Millevoi

October 8, 2020

My condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers. Here is a poem I wrote and hope you can find comfort in it.

The Badge

John 15:13 King James Version (KJV) Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends, (others).

The first responders wear a mask;
"Why?" Some may ask.
Because we believe in humanity.
Each of us, who laid our right hands
Upon the Bible, took an oath,
To protect and serve, this was
Our solemn troth.
Not only do Law-Enforcement,
Firefighters, and EMT's wear these
Badges of valor, but all whose
Reflections shine:
These are the Doctor's, Nurses,
PCT's, our Health Care providers,
Techs, Social Workers,
On down the line.
All of these precious lives do matter.

We knew, when we strapped
On our belts, we might not
Come home after our shift;
Each day could have been our last.
We are the role-models
And must pass on the eternal torch
Of self-sacrifice to our next generation.
We have quieted the child with tears;
We've sat with those those whose spirits
Needed a lift; we've cried with those who've
Suffered loss so they did not
Have to alone bare their heavy cross.
Love is an amazing gift.

We've been called by every name
Known to man;
Talked down those who've sought to maim
Whenever and whomever they can.
We've witnessed atrocities
Vengeful hearts,
Casting lots, and devising evil plots.
Yes, we lay down our lives everyday
To protect and serve.
We are the hero's ordained by God
Here on earth.
Say a little prayer for us,
And tell us you love us before
We walk out that door.

© Janice Bumbalough Marler : [email protected] 2020

I am a retired police officer. I am eighty years of age and now reside in Troy, Ohio. I graduated, in North Carolina, February 19, 1984-1994

July 3, 2020

Happy 1st year in Heaven my Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for all of us here. Strength and blessings to your family. Until all of us meet.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

June 30, 2020

Det. Alvarez,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

June 29, 2020

Rest in peace brother! We got the watch from here

Jamal Smith
Center Fire Department
Aiken S.C

September 20, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Luis died as a result of illness resulting from his heroic actions in the aftermath of 9/11.

To the Alvarez family, fellow officers, and all who call Luis beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that that you receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Detective Alvarez gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 29, 2019. We shall never forget our 9/11 heroes. I also thank him for his service to our country in the Corps and bid him Semper Fi.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 9, 2019

Semper Fi Marine. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. May God bless you and your family.

Commander Robin L. Poague
9/11 WTC Recovery Team Member

August 13, 2019

Rest in Peace Detective. Thank you for your service.

Special Investigator Austin Koval
Office of Inspector General Criminal Investigations Unit

August 10, 2019

Thank you for your service sir GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

August 8, 2019

Thank you for your dedication for all of these years. God Bless you and your family.

Trooper (Ret) Bill Hansen
Arizona Department of Public Safety

July 19, 2019

Rest in Peace Deputy Ramirez. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue!!

Corporal Terri L. Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

July 18, 2019

Rest in peace and may your family find some solace in the fact that you were a true hero, sir. I did not know you in life nor am I involved in any type of law enforcement, but I am a New Yorker and an American. You risked your life everyday as a PO and went above and beyond on 9/11 only to be thanked by a fatal illness and a Congress that had started to forget what a hero you were and the very least they could do would be to extend the 9/11 health care bill. Forgive them for such a heinous mistake and trust that there are millions, like me, who pray for you in life and the hereafter and stand in awe of your heroism. Thank you!

Theresa - just a civilian

July 17, 2019

Rest in Peace Detective Alvarez.

Joseph Hart-Bowley

July 15, 2019

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

July 11, 2019

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over eight years. I pray that Luis' life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

July 11, 2019

I’m a retired NYCDOC Captain, I’m also a registered 911 responder.
I was diagnosed with MS post 911 and I retired in 2012.
Currently, I’m continuing my Service to my com through Spirituality.
This message came through yesterday, I was led to rewatch it this afternoon and was told that there is part of this message that is intended for Detective Alvarez’s family.
I couldn’t think of any other way to get this to them. I honestly hope that it helps.
My sincere Condolences & prayers of comfort.
Be Blessed

Captain PATRICIA BELL (retired)

July 10, 2019

May God Bless you as you entered His Kingdom, Detective Alvarez. Your suffering on earth is finally over. I thank you so much for your selflessness and courage. Rest in Peace now, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

July 10, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service and commitment, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Detective Alvarez during this time of tragic and painful loss. You fought the good fight sir, thank you for your example.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (retired)
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office (OK)

July 9, 2019

My most sincere condolences to Detective Alvarez's family and friends, may God grant your family and friends peace in the days to come. You put others before yourself sir on that fateful day, may your bravery and your work to help others after that day not be forgotten but remembered by all. “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13

God Bless you and may you Rest In Peace in Heaven for you have surely earned your place there.
“Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9

D. Hansen
Firefighter, Retired. Northeast Georgia

July 8, 2019

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant A. B. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

July 8, 2019

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

July 6, 2019

God Speed Detective Alvarez. I trust your journey was a good one. God Bless you, your family, friends, and colleagues....much respect.

Viola Grant-Cole
Ex-Law Enforcement

July 6, 2019

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

July 5, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Detective Alvarez. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at New York Police Department.

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 5, 2019

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

July 5, 2019

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