San Francisco Firefighter Veteran's Association Color Guard honors Ed Lee with San Francisco Pol
On Sunday, December 18, 2017, San Francisco Fire Department Veteran's Association, together with the San Francisco Police Department and Sheriff Department (which included military veterans as well), served as the color guard for Ed Lee's memorial service at City Hall. Ed Lee served as mayor of San Francisco from January 11, 2011 to his sudden unexpected death on December 12, 2017. It was a very somber memorial service to the late mayor, who was widely known for his unflappable enthusiasm, his persistent work ethic, and his balanced and nuanced leadership in a time of great change for San Francisco. Many politicians came to pay their final respects to the late mayor, to include Lieutenant Governor and former mayor Gavin Newson, current governor Edmund "Jerry" Brown, Senator and former mayor Diane Feinstein, House of Representatives minority leader Nancy Pelosi, and president of the board of supervisors and current acting mayor London Breed. Ed Lee's daughters also gave a glimpse of a more personal side of the mayor, speaking of his fondness for jokes and the robotic gopher that played the theme song from the movie Caddyshack whenever he came home. The San Francisco Firefighter Veteran's Association was honored to be chosen to serve at this ceremony.