Ohio firefighter suspended for racist Facebook comments

Tyler Roysdon allegedly suggested on Facebook that he would save a dog from a burning house before a black man

By FireRescue1 Staff

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A volunteer firefighter was suspended after allegedly making racist remarks on Facebook.

Cincinnati.com reported that Tyler Roysdon made a comment about who he would save first from a burning house, according to Facebook user Erica Latimore. Latimore said Roysdon suggested "if he went inside the burning house of a black man and he had a dog, that he would save the dog first and probably take his time coming back to get the black man.”

Latimore shared another comment on Facebook that had Roysdon’s name next to it that said, “That’s because one dog is more important than a million n------.”

“This is not acceptable behavior for a township employee,” the township said in a statement. “As a rule all employees are given a closed door disciplinary hearing that gives them a chance to provide witnesses or evidence providing their innocence. We can provide more information after the hearing on September 27.”

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