Palm Bay Renames Portion of Malabar Road to Honor Brevard Police Pioneer Lynne Nungesser
By Space Coast Daily // December 19, 2020
Palm Bay's first female deputy chief of police
‘Deputy Chief Lynne Nungesser Memorial Highway’ stretches along Malabar Road between Interstate 95 and Babcock Street
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Family, friends, coworkers and dignitaries gathered at Palm Bay City Hall on Friday for the dedication ceremony for the dedication of the “Deputy Chief Lynne Nungesser Memorial Highway.”
The memorial roadway stretches along Malabar Road between Interstate 95 and Babcock Street and honors the life, service and community impact of Palm Bay’s first female deputy chief of police.
“Thank you to State Representative Tyler Sirois and Sheriff Wayne Ivey for supporting this effort and our most sincere thanks to the Nungesser and Manion families for sharing Lynne with our community,” said Palm Bay Police officials.
Nungesser passed away on May 12, 2019, after a three-year battle with lung cancer at the age of 63.
She was born June 28, 1955, in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania and moved to Florida at the age of 16.
Nungesser served the Palm Bay Police Department for 40 years and spent 32 years as a sworn law enforcement officer, rising through the ranks to Deputy Chief before she retired in 2012.
She was an inspirational leader, role model, and more importantly, a forever friend to those who knew her. She was best known for her courageous smile and voice of reason.
She enjoyed watching her children grow into the successful men they are today. She provided many years of being their number one fans on the baseball field and in the classroom.
Nungesser spent the years since retiring from the Palm Bay Police Department traveling with friends and family and most importantly spending time with her three sons and three grandchildren.