BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – K9 Liza recently passed away at the age of 10.

The Dutch Shepherd was a member of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office for five years.

K9 Liza had a distinguished career serving alongside Lt Verner Budd in Explosive Detection.

The EBRSO K9 spent the last two years fighting cancer.

K9 Liza spent half her life with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and the law enforcement agency described the Dutch Shepherd this way:

During her time as a K9 with EBRSO, Liza ensured the safety of the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish, the State of Louisiana, and many dignitaries that visited the State of Louisiana, which included the President and Vice President of the United States. Liza was loved by anyone that came in to contact with her and she will be missed.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit started in 2008.