Southern Ohio firefighter suspended after racist Facebook post resigns

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) - A volunteer firefighter in Ohio suspended after a Facebook post in which he allegedly indicated he would save a dog from a burning building before a black person has resigned.

Officials say 20-year-old Tyler Roysdon resigned Monday from the Franklin Township Fire Department in southwest Ohio. He was suspended without pay after the fire chief learned of the post.

The post containing multiple racial slurs had been ordered removed by township officials, who called the content "unacceptable."

A woman who identified herself to WXIX-TV as Joei Frame Roysdon said she's Roysdon's wife. She said he "admitted that he said things that were wrong and apologized." She said everyone deserves a second chance.

A phone number could not be found for Tyler Roysdon.

© 2017 Associated Press


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