Remembering Kiki

Dave Sharp is a former police officer who served in western Kansas and said he always looked for those who needed a hand in the community.

He has not changed as a business owner in north Salina.

Sharp stopped by the KSAL Morning News on Friday, hoping the community will join him in lending a hand to the family who is grieving the loss of a 3-year-old boy known as Kiki by friends and family.

“I had a customer back about a year and a half ago, JC come in and he’s a good customer and he came in and said I need some help,” Sharp said.

The man went on to ask Sharp to help them set up a memorial fund at Sharp Graphics, for the family who lost a child in a fire Wednesday at the Del Ray Mobile Estates on N. 13th.

Sharp invited listeners to pitch in cash donations for Kiki’s family to help them move forward.

“It’s a tragedy in this town that parents, grandparents don’t want to see.”

For his part, Sharp is printing and donating special T-shirts for family members with Kiki’s photo on them.

“It’s an honor and I hope it can bring closure to the family somehow as they remember Kiki.”

The family has set up a Memorial Fund at Sharp Graphics, located at 501 N. 9th Street to remember Kiki Hargrove and help his family in this time of need.