K9 Abel - K919
Registered Name: Abel vom haus Tyson
In service: 2011-2018
Born in: 08/01/2010
Birthplace: United States
Abel is a German Shepherd Dog that is assigned to patrol operations. He is trained in searching, tracking, article searching, handler protection and SWAT operations. His brother and litter-mate, Cain, is also a RPD K9. Abel comes from dog breeder Randy Tyson of Witmer Tyson Imports of Menlo Park, CA. His partner and handler is Corporal Jeff Schmidt. Cpl. Schmidt has been with RPD since 2005 after transferring from the Suisun Police Department where he served for 8 years as a patrol officer, SWAT team member and Sergeant.