A man of honor and true gentleman, who exemplified the kind of old-time American values that are, sadly, harder to find these days. Frank Syme was part of a generation of Americans — and San Franciscans — who made our country and our City what it is today. Through his work in the San Francisco Police Department, he no doubt influenced many younger officers under his leadership. Frank was a straight shooter, who never forgot his Potrero neighborhood roots, who liked a good cup of tea, and who would not hesitate to tell you how he felt. In my 20+ years of knowing him through renting space in the waterfront property where he grew up, I found that he was always extremely fair in his dealings. His word was his bond. He was humble, trust-worthy, and put the needs of others before himself. He was wise and well read and spoke with a linguistic elegance that I always appreciated. Frank didn't need a lot of attention, but he always had mine. I am honored to have known Frank Syme, and appreciate what he did for me in my life. My condolences to the Syme family. May Frank rest in peace.