Florida Blue Alert issued after deputy shot

A Blue Alert was issued for him late Tuesday night by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

A Blue Alert happens when a law enforcement officer has been hurt or killed on duty.

WTXL reports officials are searching for Miedema after a deputy was shot multiple times in Taylor County Tuesday night.

he deputy, whose identity has not been released, suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a hospital.

State officials said Miedema was last seen in the city of Perry, which is about 50 miles southeast of Tallahassee.

Miedema is listed at 5-foot-8, 165 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

He may be traveling in a 2000 gold Chrysler Sebring with a Florida License plate tag Y78TKU. 

The vehicle has a dark colored convertible top.

If you see him, do not approach him and call 911.

Miedema is a registered sex offender.

He was convicted in 2011 while serving the in the U.S. Army on one count of lewd or lascivious battery

intercourse with a victim 12 to 15 years old and one count of possession of child pornography.

He was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison followed by two months of probation.

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