Firefighter suspended for saying ”Saving a dog is more important than a million Black people”
An Ohio fire department has suspended one of its volunteer firefighters for a racist Facebook post suggesting he’d prefer to save a dog in an emergency than a black person.
Tyler Roysdon, a volunteer for Franklin Township, wrote that if he had to choose between saving a dog or a black man from a burning building, the dog would get priority, because “one dog is more important than a million n****rs.”
According to the Huffington Post,Roysdon has since removed the post from his Facebook page, but a screenshot appears below.Once township officials discovered the post, Roysdon was suspended indefinitely, according to local station WHIO-TV.
The township will hold a disciplinary hearing for him on Sept. 27, the station reported.
Because he is a volunteer, Roysdon is only paid when he is called to duty. Authorities said he will not be called while the suspension is in effect.