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Gregory Miedema – Wiki, Biography, Age, Death Cause

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Gregory Miedema 33, connections to Lehigh Acres, who was wanted in connection with the shooting of a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office deputy Tuesday night, is reported dead.

Mediema has listed an Arbordale Street address in Lehigh Acres as a residence. The alert said Miedema was last seen near U.S. 19 South Deer Run Road in Perry, between Tallahassee and Gainesville.

Tallahasee television station WCTV Wednesday reported that the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect was killed during a home invasion in Steinhatchee in southern Taylor County.

That suspect’s body was found near the same car listed in part Florida Blue Alert issued late Tuesday night.

Gregory Miedema – Wiki, Biography, Age, Death Cause

The Taylor Sheriff’s Office identified the deputy shot as Troy Andersen with the agency’s K-9 unit. The Sheriff’s Office said Andersen was stable at Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
The Florida Blue Alert on Miedema was issued shortly before midnight seeking information on his whereabouts.

Blue alerts are issued through the state’s Emergency Alert System to phones, television, radio, and message boards across the highway when a law enforcement officer is killed, seriously injured or missing in the line of duty and there’s still an imminent threat to the public. The alert was cancelled Wednesday morning.

A Facebook post from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday said Miedema had been killed but included no other information.

A Blue Alert is broadcast through the state’s Emergency Alert System to phones and television.

The FDLE alert had cautioned people not to approach him. WCTV in Tallahassee reported the Taylor County Sheriff’s deputy was shot multiple times Tuesday night, according to the agency’s spokesperson.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Tallahassee TV station also reported that the deputy was shot more than once and was taken by air ambulance with life-threatening injuries, according to a patrol spokesperson. The patrol is also working on the case.

In 2011, he was convicted of one count of lewd or lascivious battery, intercourse with a victim 12 to 15 years old, and one count of possession of child pornography while serving in the U.S. Army.

Authorities said he was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison, followed by two months of probation.

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