Statement from Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Regarding
Memorial Park to Honor Detective Luis G. Alvarez:
MINEOLA, NY – I am honored to share that the resolution I filed to officially change the name of Terrell Avenue Park in Oceanside to Detective Luis G. Alvarez Memorial Park was unanimously passed by the Nassau County Legislature yesterday. Retired NYPD Bomb Squad Detective and leading champion for Victim Compensation Benefits Fund, Luis G. Alvarez, passed away after a battle with cancer stemming from his assignment at Ground Zero. Just weeks before his passing, Det. Alvarez, a loving husband and father of three sons and Oceanside resident, delivered a moving and crucial plea in Washington before a House Judiciary subcommittee to replenish the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. This park will serve as a symbol and reminder of his sacrifice and unwavering fight for 9/11 first responders. We look forward to working with his family to create a tranquil neighborhood space and memorial dedicated in his honor.