Girl becomes St. Louis County police officer for 'Wish,' finds missing mascots

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Updated Thursday, May 29 at 10:10 PM

(KMOV) – A 14-year-old girl with a life-threatening condition was named an honorary St. Louis County police officer on Wednesday to help find the city’s three major mascots, who have gone missing. It’s all thanks to the Missouri Make-A-Wish foundation.

Jalisha, who is battling End Stage Renal Disease, showed up to SSM Cardinals Glennon Children’s Medical Center Thursday for a doctor’s appointment. But instead she was greeted by St. Louis County police, who took her on a helicopter ride to the police academy for training after presenting her with a badge and uniform.

After participating in various training drills, including defensive tactics and handcuffing, Jalisha got to meet the K-9 units.

Click here to see photos of her special day

She was then led around various spots around the city as she investigates the kidnapping of Rampage, Louie and Fredbird, who were being held hostage at Busch Stadium.

Throughout the day she was helped by various people, including Jimmy “The Cat” Hayes of FoxSports Midwest.

Follow along in the Twitter feed below to see how Jalisha found the St. Louis sports icons.

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