A volunteer firefighter has been made famous for all the wrong reasons and has been suspended indefinitely after making a racist Facebook comment about black people.
Franklin Township, Ohio firefighter Tyler Roysdon, on the subject of saving lives from a fire, showed his true colors and let his bigotry get the best of him. “One dog is more important than a million n*****s,” he wrote as a comment reply.
Of course this rightfully brought about a huge uproar and according to WHIO-7 News, a disciplinary hearing by trustees of the department will take place on September 27 to determine if the 20-year-old will be fired.
According to Township Administrator Traci Stivers, the department “took the most aggressive step he was legally allowed to take as he does not have the authority to terminate employees.”
Fellow firefighter Ryan Grubbs came out against Roysdon and says his comments do not reflect the other firefighters who do good work everyday.
“We don’t pick and choose who needs us, we just go,” he said. “We’re volunteers, we’re doing this because we love the community.”
See screenshots of the offensive post below.
(Photo: Tyler Roysdon via Facebook)