The Boston Police Department reports the death of Francis "Mickey" Roache, who became a Boston patrolman in 1968 and eventually served as police commissioner between 1985 and 1993. He served as an at-large city councilor between 1996 and 2002, after which he served as Suffolk County Register of Deeds until he retired in 2015.
The Suffolk County Registry of Deeds Web site now lists Thomas M. Ryan as "temporary register," rather than longtime Register (and former Boston Police Commissioner) Mickey Roache.
DeannaMae reports Roache retired just before Christmas. Roche also once served as an ay-large city councilor. Hmm, could this be just the job for a recently unseated at-large councilor?
H/t Theszak for noticing that.