Wish granted for “Officer Jalisha” by St. Louis sports mascots

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A little girl’s wish is came true in St. Louis thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation, the St. Louis County Police and some very familiar mascots.

Jalisha is battling End Stage Renal Disease. She loves reading, cooking and when she grows up she wants to “be a cop.”

On Thursday the 14-year-old got her wish of becoming a police officer.  And as part of her mission, Jalisha participated in an elaborate search for the city’s mascots, Rampage, Louie and Fredbird Her search for tips and witnesses lead her downtown to the Scottrade Center, Busch Stadium and the Edwards Jones Dome.

She trained at the police academy, participated in defense tactics, handcuffing, meeting the K9 unit and more. Clues then led her to the Scottrade center. She then traveled to Ballpark Village where she was greeted by a crowd of fans.

The villain was unmasked at Busch Stadium. Jalisha discovered that Rally Squirrel was behind the caper to hold the area’s mascots hostage. The man behind the mask was Jim Hayes from FOX Sports Midwest.

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