A voluntary firefighter has been suspended by an Ohio fire department for declaring that that he’d rather save a dog than save any black person in an emergency situation.
The white-man identified as Tyler Roysdon who is a volunteer for Franklin Township wrote the racist statement on Facebook.
He wrote that if he had to choose between saving a dog and one black person, he would save a dog first because the life of “one dog is more important than a million n****s.”
Huffington Post however, reported that Roysdon had since removed the post.
Meanwhile, WHIO-TV gathered that as soon as the township officials discovered his racist post, he was immediately suspended.
The station added that the township will hold a disciplinary hearing for him on September 27.
Since he is a volunteer, Roysdon only gets paid when he is called to duty, but the authorities have said that he will not be called while his suspension is still effective.
The officials have since released an official statement confirming Roysdon’s suspension.
“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,” the Township community wrote on Thursday.