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(Valley Center, CA) – September 24, 2013 – Boyd Long, the former Assistant Chief of the San Diego Police Department and current Vice President of Security at Valley View Casino & Hotel, was presented with a distinguished Hero award on behalf of the Trauma Intervention Program of San Diego. The local chapter of this national organization recognized Boyd at their annual benefit, Heroes on Scene, for going above and beyond, serving the local community by assisting on-call first responders and helping citizens in need.

"I have known and worked alongside Boyd for 25 years, first with the San Diego Police Department and now at Valley View Casino & Hotel," said Joe Navarro, President and CEO of the San Pasqual Casino Development Group, Inc. "Boyd's reputation for care and concern precedes him and I would like to congratulate him on this award as both a colleague and good friend."

"Boyd Long goes beyond the call of duty every day to keep our guests and the local community safe," said Bruce Howard, General Manager of Valley View Casino & Hotel. "He is such a kind and compassionate person, and an inspiration to all of us here at Valley View Casino & Hotel. This recognition could not be more deserved."

At the Heroes on Scene benefit, twelve members of the community received Hero awards after being nominated by San Diego Trauma Intervention Program volunteers that witnessed their exceptional support for first responders. The organization was already familiar with Boyd because of his work, compassion, heroism and dedication to the local community every day.

"I am humbled by this award and would like to thank both the Trauma Intervention Program and Valley View Casino & Hotel for their support," said Boyd. "Congratulations to all of the award recipients that help San Diegans throughout the county overcome the hardships they face."

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About Valley View Casino & Hotel
Valley View Casino & Hotel, Southern California's premier gaming destination, combines the thrill of San Diego's 2,000 Certified Loose slots and all of your favorite table games with beautifully appointed rooms, seven outstanding restaurants and unparalleled guest service. The casino features Certified Loose slot machines and 26 exciting tables including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, pai gow poker and more, as well as the Certified Largest Non-Smoking Casino Area in California. Plus, a spectacular 3,500 gallon saltwater aquarium for guests to admire. Delicious dining options include the award-winning Maine Lobster Buffet, the Black&Blue Steakhouse and Lounge, BLD's Café, Scoops gelato shop, Sweets pastry shop, Stix Asian noodle bar and Snax, its 24-hour snack shop. With three bars and entertainment nightly, there's always something fun going on at Valley View Casino & Hotel. The casino hotel features 12 Luxury Suites and 96 Deluxe Rooms all with breathtaking views of the Palomar mountain range along with free internet service, free valet service and complimentary poolside breakfast. Plus, the casino known around Southern California as San Diego's Favorite® does not charge its hotel guests taxes, resort fees or parking charges, making it a true Vegas experience at a great value. To enjoy the casino, hotel and restaurants, guests must be 21 or older. For more information about Valley View Casino & Hotel or to book a reservation please visit or call 760-291-5500.