Suspended Franklin Twp firefighter resigns after racist Facebook comments

Volunteer Franklin Township firefighter suspended for racist remarks posted to Facebook

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A suspended Franklin Township volunteer firefighter has resigned amid accusations he made racist remarks on Facebook.

Franklin Township officials said they'll accept his letter of resignation at their next meeting which is scheduled for Sept. 27.

"I think he will learn from this. It doesn't reflect Franklin Township. I will make sure people see the positive side of Franklin Township over my next two years," Trustee Brian Morris said.

A woman by the name of Joei Frame Roysdon has identified herself as his wife and said: "He admitted that he said things that were wrong and apologized."

She went on to say, "Everyone deserves a second chance and is also entitled to their own opinion."

On Monday, the president of NAACP Middletown called for him to be fired.

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Dora Bronston, president of NAACP Middletown, said a message must be clear that no racial bias of any source should be tolerated:

Statement To Call For Franklin  Firefighter Tyler Roysdon's Termination

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