Cops want help naming newest Clydesdale

The New Castle County Police Department is asking county-based elementary school students in grades three through eight to imagine a new name for the 5-year-old Draft Horse, which joined the department's Mounted Unit in December.

A Delaware police department is asking for help pinning a name on its newest Clydesdale. 

The New Castle County Police Department is asking county-based elementary school students in grades three through eight to imagine a new name for the 5-year-old Draft Horse, which joined the department's Mounted Unit in December.

The department wanted to rename the dark bay Clydesdale, originally named Tyson, due to a clash with the similar-sounding name of another horse. 

"Although we like his name, we are changing it so that there won't be any confusion when it comes to feeding or medicating them,"according to the contest flyer.

Students are asked to include a 250-word essay that explains the reason behind their suggestion.

The deadline for submissions is March 9 at 4 p.m.