L-E-E-K Mourns the Loss of Sgt. James Hackemer

Posted on July 9, 2011

On behalf of the LEEK family, we offer our sincere condolences and prayers for the family of Sgt. James Hackemer, who lost his life Friday in an accident while visiting an amusement park in New York.

Sgt. Hackemer of Gowanda, NY, brought his vibrant spirit, love for life and sense of humor to our Spring Turkey Hunt and Open House this year at LEEK Preserve. From the moment he arrived at camp, Sgt. Hackemer was all smiles. His participation in our program made for a truly memorable experience for all of the LEEK volunteers and other wounded warriors. Sgt. Hackemer was looking forward to returning to LEEK this October for our blackpowder hunt.

Sgt. Hackemer is survived by his dedicated family including his loving parents, siblings and two young daughters.

Sgt. Hackemer was an avid outdoorsman, a dedicated father, son, brother and soldier, and a war hero who had overcome so many odds.

We feel fortunate to have been touched by Sgt. Hackemer’s life, and are forever grateful for his service to our country.

With our Prayers,
The Fisher Family and LEEK Volunteers


James’ family has requested that memorials be made to the American Legion Post 409 (100 Legion Dr., Gowanda, New York 14070) or American Legion Post 928 Wounded Warriors Fund (7353 Erie Road, Derby, N.Y. 14047).


For more information please contact Public Affairs Officer for LEEK Preserve, Amber Woods. Amberwoods100@gmail.com or 410.808.1357.