YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Yonkers police captain credited with saving the life of a baby girl nearly 20 years ago is now headed to the woman’s wedding.
On Dec. 28, 1993, 2-month-old Shammah Hamideh stopped breathing. First on the scene in Yonkers was then-Sgt. Joseph Barca, who cleared mucus from the child’s airway and performed CPR, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.
“As we were approaching the hospital, I could feel the baby starting to come back to life,” said, Barca, who is now a police captain. “Any time you can save a life it’s a great feeling, but this was very crucially a little 2-month-old baby.”