Longtime State Fair Police Chief Honored At The Fairgrounds
4 days ago - By CBS
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - For 37 years, Art Blakey served as police chief of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
On Friday, hundreds gathered to celebrate his life.
“It was a day at the fair just like he liked it,” said his daughter, Brooke Blakey. “It's kind of like we were sitting on the bench in front of the and people stopping by to say hello.”
Blakey's family says the chief wanted his farewell celebration to be just like another day at the state fair.
But the celebration of his life was more of a tribute to a man who approached life and his job with fairness and compassion.
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