Volunteer Firefighter Suspended For Racist Social Media Post

Sep 17, 2017

Tyler Roysdon

A volunteer firefighter in Warren County has been suspended indefinitely after a social media post that stated he would save a dog from a burning building before a black person.

Tyler Roysdon, of Franklin Township, said if he had to choose between saving a dog or a black man, the animal would come first. The post, which contained multiple racial slurs, was ordered removed by the township. Officials issued a statement calling the content "unacceptable." Officials said Fire Chief Steve Bishop, who suspended Roysdon, does not have termination powers. That decision will be made by the township board of trustees after a September 27 disciplinary hearing. Roysdon has yet to comment.