Police commander to be honored

BREVARD COUNTY - On Saturday, Nov. 16, the city of Palm Bay will hold a ceremony to officially rename West Oaks Park for former police chief Lynne Nungesser, who worked for the City of Palm Bay for for more than 40 years. Ms. Nungesser was the first female police commander in county history.

Ms. Nungesser was also a great supporter of the Police Athletic League and worked to help assemble a baseball team to represent Palm Bay.

Ms. Nungesser loved the police department and her many colleagues and friends, and she also loved spending time at the ballpark. Sadly, she died this past Mother's Day at the age of 63.

The park renaming ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at the front entrance. More than 50 of Ms. Nungesser's family members plus city employees and officials are expected to participate.

Palm Bay West Little League will be playing games during the event. There will be a free bounce house for kids to enjoy. Palm Bay West Little League will also host a cookout with all proceeds to benefit the league. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a softball game featuring a Nungesser/Manion Family team versus a team of Palm Bay Police Officers and City Employees.

The public is invited to attend the renaming ceremony, cookout, and baseball & softball games.

For more information please call the Palm Bay parks & recreation office at (321) 953-8912.

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