Xerox Confirms Death of Employee at Xerox Federal Credit Union Site in Webster

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2003 -- Xerox Corporation confirmed today that one employee was killed and another was injured in what police reported to be an attempted robbery at the Xerox Federal Credit Union this morning. The employee who was killed is Raymond L. Batzel, who was hired by Xerox on Dec. 8, 1980. He was a developer materials machine operator in Webster. The employee who was injured is Joseph B. Doud, a software development design engineer in Webster. He was hired by Xerox on Sept. 11, 2000. Police said Doud's injuries were not life-threatening. The Credit Union branch is located in the Xerox Webster manufacturing and research complex, but it is a separate legal entity. "Our thoughts, prayers and deepest concerns go out to the victims and their families and their colleagues," said Anne Mulcahy, Xerox chairman and chief executive officer. "This senseless act has shaken the entire Xerox community. Xerox is cooperating fully with authorities in their investigation of this tragedy." Counseling is being made available to employees as needed.