MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A retired West Virginia University Police Department K-9 officer has died due to complications from cancer.

Ginger was a golden retriever who served for 12 years in explosives detection and security at large events in Milan Puskar Stadium and the Coliseum.

Giner retired and passed away in April.

She was named the K-9 of Excellence by the Governor’s Office and the American Kennel Club in 2016.