Yonkers Police Capt. Joseph Barca heading to wedding of Shammah Hamideh, the baby he saved in 1993

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Shammah Hamideh has invited Capt. Joseph Barca to her wedding in Chicago this month. (Credit: News 12)

A Yonkers police captain who revived a baby girl back in 1993 is now heading to the woman's wedding.

On Dec. 27, 1993, Yonkers Police Capt. Joseph Barca was sent to a home on Linden Street after he got a call about a child not breathing. He found Shammah Hamideh, then 2 months old, lifeless in her father's arms. Barca performed CPR on the baby and got her breathing again.

Barca has remained...

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