A volunteer firefighter in Ohio is catching heat after writing a Facebook post that said he would save a dog over a black person from a burning building.
Tyler Roysdon, a volunteer firefighter for Franklin Township, said he’d pick the animal because “one dog is more important than a million n****rs.”
The post has been deleted.
Roysdon has been suspended by the local Fire Chief Steve Bishop, with officials calling the post “unacceptable.” He will not be called to work during this time.
Many are calling for Roysdon to be permanently released, but it appears that Bishop does not have termination powers in this case. Only the town’s board of trustees can do that, and a disciplinary hearing is expected at the end of the month, according to local station WHIO-TV.
As for Roysdon, his wife Joei Frame Roysdon told a local station that he has learned his lesson: “He admitted that he said things that were wrong and apologized.”
She added: “Everyone deserves a second chance and is also entitled to their own opinion.”
Well, the black people he would let die over a dog also deserve a chance.