Commerce ISD K9 Unit Among Contest Finalists

Oct 3, 2018

In Commerce, K9 Officer Coco and her human colleague are hoping for a new ride.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a Massachusetts-based organization that works to outfit police dogs in protective gear, is hosting a contest.

Commerce Independent School District Officer Dave Contreras and Coco are among the 30 finalists across the United States in a popularity-vote contest to win a brand-new police Chevy Tahoe equipped for K9 transport.

“(Coco) is a two-year-old pit mix rescued from the Pflugerville Animal Shelter,” Contreras said. “She was given a second chance at life and she is now trained in narcotics detection … Our current vehicle is in need of constant repairs and the safety of K9 Coco is very important.”

Voting for the contest can be found at