Ohio Fire Fighter says he rather save a dog from a burning house than a N****r.
An Ohio volunteer firefighter is in some deep trouble for making an extremely racial statement. Tyler Roysdon, a volunteer firefighter for Franklin Township, took to his Facebook page to express his priorities when it came to saving folks during a fire. He wrote that he would save a dog from a burning building over a black man because:
“one dog is more important than a million n****rs.”
Roysdon removed his Facebook page since his post but a screenshot was taken of it (see above). The township officials found out about the post and immediately suspended Roysdon indefinitely. The township officials made the following statement about Roysdon:
“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.”
Joei Frame Roysdon, the firefighter's wife, made the following statement to WXIX-TV,
“He admitted that he said things that were wrong and apologized. Everyone deserves a second chance and is also entitled to their own opinion.”
Ryan Grubbs, also a volunteer firefighter, told WKEF-TV that Roysdon's words go against the department's core values:
“We don’t pick and choose who needs us, we just go. We’re volunteers, we’re doing this because we love the community.”
We'll keep you posted as this story develops.