By Matt Sieger
The second graders at Cooper Elementary School and the Vacaville Police Department K-9 Unit have a good thing going.
It all started with a story in the second-grade reader entitled “Officer Buckle and Gloria” about a safety officer and his K-9 partner and how they do the job better together. That prompted the school to invite the Vacaville PD to come out, and it’s now become an annual community service project called Dollars for Dogs.
The second graders raised money in February and March to support the K-9 unit. At Friday afternoon’s ceremony in the school’s multipurpose room, second-grade teacher Sharon Riehl, who emceed the event, was thrilled to hand the officers a check for $1,850.