Franklin Township fireman Tyler Roysdon was suspended this week after posting a disturbing statement to his personal Facebook page. In the post, which has since been removed, Roysdon stated that he would rather save a dog from a burning building than someone of African-American descent because according to Roysdon:
One dog is more important than a million n*ggers.
Roysdon’s Facebook page contains a cover photo of a Confederate flag and plenty of selfies of a soft-looking white boy whose interests are muddin’, motorcycles, Linkin Park (lol), and guns. All he needs to complete his “angry KKK” look is a tiki torch and some entitlement.
Franklin Township Fire Chief Steve Bishop reacted immediately after learning of the disgusting post, directing Roysdon to remove it and suspending him without pay until the Township Board of Trustees could meet to determine whether or not Roysdon should be fired over the incident.
In an official statement shortly after the incident, a representative from Franklin Township said:
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.
Obviously, someone who is charged with saving human lives should be fired after posting such a comment. Roysdon is clearly unfit to serve, and allowing him to remain a firefighter endangers members of the public.
This man does not belong on the township’s payroll. Does anyone really believe that this he is going to risk his life going into a burning building to save someone with brown or black skin? He is more likely to just turn up his super hardcore Linkin Park station on Pandora and watch them burn.
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