Ohio firefighter who posted he would save dog over black man has resigned

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If you searched the word “firefighter” in Google News any day since about last Friday the top entries all were articles from around the world about one firefighter — Tyler Roysdon. The good news is that Roysdon is now officially no longer a firefighter. He resigned yesterday (Monday) from the Franklin Township Fire Department in Warren County, Ohio.

We first reported last Thursday that Roysdon had been suspended from the department pending a disciplinary hearing after racist Facebook posts from the firefighter were discovered. Those posts are in the images above and below.

Ed Richter, Journal-News:

A Franklin Twp. firefighter who posted a racially charged comment on social media last week has resigned.

Tyler Roysdon submitted his resignation as a volunteer firefighter on Monday, according to township officials.