Former Anoka County Sheriff Talbot honored by historical society
For the first time in 30 years, the re-election signs for Sheriff Ralph “Buster” Talbot were out in force.
No, Talbot, who served as Anoka County Sheriff for 26 years (1960-1986), the longest tenure of any sheriff in the county’s history, is not running for re-election. The signs were part of an event by Anoka County Historical Society to honor him Sept. 20.
Before and after dinner at the Courtyards of Andover, the 500 members of Talbot’s family, his friends and supporters could relive some of the memories from Talbot’s life in pictures and memorabilia, including getting their photo taken with a life-size cut out of the sheriff in his prime.