Hunter Makes Friends with Police Officers

  • Enjoying his personalized cake at his wish party.

  • Hunter and his family.

  • Hunter and ALL his Chesterfield County friends.

  • Hanging out with a helicopter and its pilot.

  • Hunter checks out the Scuba Truck

  • Hunter IS the pilot!

  • Hunter and mounted police.

  • Hunter goes for a motorcycle ride in Richmond.

“This wish was absolutely amazing and it made memories Hunter will never forget.”


- Hunter's Mom, Jamie

Hunter, like so many 6 year-old boys, admires and is fascinated with first responders and their rescue vehicles. His wish came true as he experienced a weekend filled with interaction and rides with local and state police – AND – a helicopter ride!

In addition, Hunter’s wish culminated with a Richmond Raiders football game and a ride onto the field in the “Gator” rescue vehicle. Hunter, his family and over 4,000 people helped Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia celebrate its 4,000th wish.

Hunter’s family wrote a thank you note:

I want to thank each and every person who made Hunter’s wish all he could have ever dreamed of. To see his smiling face and hear him say how happy he was is so heartwarming for me. It’s more than I could have ever asked for.

This wish was absolutely amazing and it made memories that Hunter will never forget. He still talks about all of the officers daily. I wish I could remember all of their names so I could let them know how they touched Hunter’s heart and made him so happy and thankful. He tells me everyday he loves all of them and is so glad they did all that for him. Make-A-Wish is a wonderful thing and I’m so thankful they gave my son a “wish” he will never forget. I’ve heard him wish only for a couple of things in his life and you all made one of his wishes come true and then some.

Thank you all so much for all you did. I wish I could hug each person front line, behind the scenes and all in between and tell them thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Love, Jamie Compton and Family

Hunter talks daily about all of the police officers. Make-A-Wish is a wonderful thing and I’m so thankful they gave my son an experience he will never forget”

— Hunter's Mom, Jamie

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