Holly Trego voluntarily took a demotion from her former position of captain with Cecil's Department of Emergency Services.
She stepped down from her former post in order to step up to handle quality assurance for the department.
On Tuesday, July 11 it was time to make things right, explained DES Director Richard Brooks.
Trego was surprised by Director Brooks, her fellow DES staffers, her family members, mom, Nancy and sister, Kay.
"She made a personal sacrifice and it's time to return her to the rank of captain," said Brooks.
He also said that Trego could have been promoted July 1 but he and Trego were both busy with job duties. "If we let life get in the way, this would never happen," said Brooks.