St. Louis Police Welcome 14-Year-Old Officer for the Day

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Friday, May 30 2014 May 30, 2014 Friday, May 30, 2014 6:45:00 AM CDT May 30, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 14-year-old St. Louis girl with end stage renal disease has been given the chance to live out a dream.

Jalisha Pegues has a dream of becoming a police officer. On Thursday, Make-A-Wish Missouri granted her wish. When she showed up for what she thought was a medical appointment, a helicopter instead took her to the St. Louis County police academy, where she was presented with a police uniform and a badge.

She spent the day performing police functions, learning to spray mace and use a stun gun. She helped evaluate recruits and even had some repeat tasks that she didn't believe were executed properly.

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