Firefighter Suspended Without Pay For Saying He Will Save A Dog Before Black People

An Ohio Firefighter has been  suspended after a Facebook post that he would rather save a dog from a burning than saving a black person because a dog is more important than a million black people.

Tyler Roysdon, 20 years old is a volunteer firefighter for Franklin Township is now suspended without pay after the post saying that in a burning house, a dog will get priority from him because “one dog is more important than a million n****rs.”


The post was discovered by an official and he was suspended immediately after the department said the comment is "unacceptable" and he will face a disciplinary hearing for him on Sept. 27.The  fire station then released a statement that reads;

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.

Though he is a volunteer, but the fire department pay Roysdon for any emergency he responded to within the township. 

Another volunteer, Ryan Grubbs, while speaking on the recent comment by Tyler Roysdon said;

We don’t pick and choose who needs us, we just go. We’re volunteers, we’re doing this because we love the community.