Volunteer firefighter suspended over racist Facebook post

A fire department in Franklin Township Ohio has suspended Tyler Roysdon for his racist Facebook post

He wrote that he would rather save a dog from a burning building over a black man because: "one dog is more important than a million ni**ers".

Roysdon had written on his Facebook that torn between saving a dog and a black man, he'd save the dog.

A volunteer Franklin Township, Ohio, firefighter lost his job after his racist Facebook post came to light.

Many are calling for Roysdon to be permanently released, but it appears that Bishop does not have termination powers in this case.

The township has set a date for September 27, when the Board of Trustees will vote on Roysdon's future at the fire department.

A woman named Joei Frame Roysdon identified herself as Roysdon's wife to Fox 19, and told the TV station: "He admitted that he said things that were wrong and apologized".

She went on to say, in part: "Everyone deserves a second chance and is also entitled to their own opinion". Township Administrator Traci Stivers "took the most aggressive step he was legally allowed to take as he does not have the authority to terminate employees".

"This is not acceptable behavior for a township employee", Stivers said in the statement.

Township officials, however, weren't buying that explanation.

"Recently, a Franklin Township volunteer firefighter posted unacceptable remarks on social media", the township's statement read.

He has the right to question any witnesses called on the township's behalf.

Trustee President, Brian Morris, is beyond upset and disappointed in the actions of the volunteer employee Roydson. "We have a great group of men (firefighters) and disgusting comments from one individual does not represent the entire fire department". I'm disgusted in what he said. "There's no reason for it and he shouldn't have said anything close to that".



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