Lt. Art Blakey, longtime State Fair Police Chief, dies at age 83

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Photo credit Ramsey County Sheriff's Office

Art Blakey, a retired lieutenant with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office, has died.

According to Sheriff Jack Serier, Lt. Blakey also served as the State Fair Police Chief for several years.

"He has been a mentor to many in our agency and will be greatly missed by us," Sheriff Serier wrote on Twitter Saturday morning.

Blakey worked at the Minnesota State Fair for 38 years, with the most recent fair marking his last time working the grounds before he stepped down at age 82.