Mike Pitcavage
Fictional Character
POD: Set in the future
Appearance(s): All Fall Down
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United States
Race: White
Date of Birth: 20th century
Date of Death: 21st century
Cause of Death: Suicide by poisoning
Occupation: Police Officer
Spouse: Caroline Pitcavage
Children: Darren Pitcavage
Professional Affiliations: San Atanasio Police Department

Mike Pitcavage was the police chief of the South Bay town of San Atanasio. Pitcavage was chosen as chief mostly because of his political finesse. He also used his authority to save his son Darren from a variety of legal problems.

Lt. Colin Ferguson competed for the position of chief and was disappointed in Pitcavage being chosen over him. However, over the years he realized Pitcavage's political savvy made him the better chief, that Ferguson's straightforward bluntness would alienate too many politicians to do the department any good. Pitcavage also recognized Ferguson's strengths and had him coordinate security for a shipment of crude oil after the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupted.[1]

Nearly three years after the eruption, Pitcavage accompanied the coroner Dr. Ishikawa to the murder scene of Mrs. Mandelbaum to see for himself the work of the South Bay Strangler. While there, the media arrived. Pitcavage joked that he would sneak out the back way and let Ferguson deal with them but then acknowledged that he was the senior officer present and would have to face the TV cameras.[2]

However, after Darren was arrested on felony drug charges, Mike Pitcavage seemed more distraught.[3] At first, everybody believed it was because of overprotectiveness and fatherly devotion, a belief confirmed when Pitcavage committed suicide by pharmaceutical overdose.[4] But after Darren Pitcavage's DNA sample was collected, it was found to be a partial match for DNA taken from several victims of the South Bay Strangler. A sample of DNA was taken from Mike Pitcavage's body, confirming he was the Strangler.[5]


  1. All Fall Down, pgs. 78-89.
  2. Ibid., pgs. 252-254.
  3. Ibid., pgs. 375-377.
  4. Ibid., pgs. 381-383.
  5. Ibid., pgs. 399-402.
Political offices
(Fictional Work)
Preceded by
Chief of Police of San Atanasio Succeeded by
Malik Williams