Volunteer fireman Tyler Roysdon was suspended from the Fire Department in Ohio’s Franklin Township for a hate-filled post on Facebook.
In his post, Roysdon wrote that he would save a dog before a black person because “one dog is more important than a million n*ggers.” The post has since been deleted.
“Recently, a Franklin Township volunteer firefighter posted unacceptable remarks on social media. Upon gaining knowledge of this information, Fire Chief Steve Bishop immediately contacted the firefighter and directed the comments be removed.
The firefighter was suspended without pay until the Board of Township Trustees could meet to determine a course of action. Chief Bishop does not have the authority to terminate employees. Termination of any township employee requires a vote by the Board of Trustees,” a statement from the township read.
Though he is a volunteer, Ohio firefighters are paid when their services are needed. Roysdon won’t be needed anytime soon.
A woman who identified herself as Joei Frame Roysdon told WXIX-TV that she was Roysdon’s wife and said, “He admitted that he said things that were wrong and apologized.”
She added: “Everyone deserves a second chance and is also entitled to their own opinion.”